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In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series "Eyes On The Prize," and Steven Fayer, series writer, draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement and the people who lived it.Read the memorable words of Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Tom Hayden, Walter Mondale, Muhammed Ali, Angela Davis, Jesse Jackson and many more.This remarkable oral history brings to life this country's great struggle for civil rights as no conventional narrative can. You will hear the voices of those who defied the billyclubs, who went to jail, who witnessed and policed the movement; of those who stood for it and against it -- voices from the heart of America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553352320
ISBN-10: 0553352326
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 150mm x 31mm)
Pages: 720
Imprint: Bantam USA
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Henry Hampton

Henry Hampton, who died in 1998, was the creator and executive producer of Eyes on the Prize, one of more than 40 film projects he developed with his company Blackside, Inc., the largest African-American-owned film production company of its time. Hampton became one of the world's most respected documentary filmmakers as he chronicled the 20th century's great political and social movements, focusing on the lives of the poor and disenfranchised. Steve Fayer was the series writer for Eyes on the Prize.