This (and the available videos) is a must of history for anyone who was born after 1960. This is a must of history to everyone working today for racial justice and equality for we may forget what we have come from. Not that we have come through to some 'promised land', but an inspiration to continue on. We, blacks and whites and all in between, are in this struggle for a lifetime. This book may be review for some; it may be news to others. We all need to know to "keep our eyes on the prize".
Publishers Weekly, 1987-12-11 Assisted by the production team for the PBS-TV series on which this book is based, Washington Post national correspondent Williams recounts in detail the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement. PW noted that he ``singles out the stories of the little-known activists.'' (February)
Publishers Weekly, 1986-12-12 This liberally illustrated companion volume to an upcoming six-part PBS-TV series, produced by black filmmakers, offers a detailed account of the Civil Rights movement. Assisted by the film's production team, Washington Post national correspondent Williams singles out from the main political events, demonstrations and legal actions the stories of little-known activists, some of whom lost their lives fighting for political, social, economic and educational rights. Quotes from the students involved in the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka and Little Rock cases are recorded, as are those of a woman whose son was lynched and those of both black and white participants in sit-ins, Freedom Rides and marches, some of whom were badly beaten and jailed. An epilogue traces the lives of the movement's leaders and other activists since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 75,000 first printing; 60,000 ad/promo; BOMC and QPBC alternates; author tour. (January 26)
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