Eyes on the Prize

America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965


Author: Juan Williams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110163930X

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 5162

Eyes on the Prize traces the movement from the landmark Brown v. the Board of Education case in 1954 to the march on Selma and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. This is a companion volume to the first part of the acclaimed PBS series.

The Eyes on the Prize

Civil Rights Reader : Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle, 1954-1990


Author: Clayborne Carson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439505403

Category: Political Science

Page: 764

View: 5030

Examines the background of the Civil Rights movement

True South

Henry Hampton and "Eyes on the Prize," the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement


Author: Jon Else

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101980958

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1530

“[TRUE SOUTH] does several things at once. On one level, it’s a biography . . . On another, it’s a lucid recap of many of the signal events of the civil rights movement . . . A warm and intelligent book.”—The New York Times “No one is better suited to write this moving account of perhaps the greatest American documentary series ever made. . . . [Else] tells the story with the compassion and eloquence it deserves.”—Adam Hochschild, author of KING LEOPOLD’S GHOST, BURY THE CHAINS, and TO END ALL WARS The inside story of Eyes on the Prize, one of the most important and influential TV shows in history. Published on the 30th anniversary of the initial broadcast, which reached 100 million viewers. Henry Hampton’s 1987 landmark multipart television series, Eyes on the Prize, an eloquent, plainspoken chronicle of the civil rights movement, is now the classic narrative of that history. Before Hampton, the movement’s history had been written or filmed by whites and weighted heavily toward Dr. King’s telegenic leadership. Eyes on the Prize told the story from the point of view of ordinary people inside the civil rights movement. Hampton shifted the focus from victimization to strength, from white saviors to black courage. He recovered and permanently fixed the images we now all remember (but had been lost at the time)—Selma and Montgomery, pickets and fire hoses, ballot boxes and mass meetings. Jon Else was Hampton’s series producer and his moving book focuses on the tumultuous eighteen months in 1985 and 1986 when Eyes on the Prize was finally created. It’s a point where many wires cross: the new telling of African American history, the complex mechanics of documentary making, the rise of social justice film, and the politics of television. And because Else, like Hampton and many of the key staffers, was himself a veteran of the movement, his book braids together battle tales from their own experiences as civil rights workers in the south in the 1960s. Hampton was not afraid to show the movement’s raw realities: conflicts between secular and religious leaders, the shift toward black power and armed black resistance in the face of savage white violence. It is all on the screen, and the fight to get it all into the films was at times as ferocious as the history being depicted. Henry Hampton utterly changed the way social history is told, taught, and remembered today.

Marriage and Schizophrenia

Eyes on the Prize


Author: Andrew Downing,Stephanie Downing

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512764841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 2677

This story chronicles challenges met and victories realized while living with schizophrenia. Dialogue is included to clearly illustrate the battles faced. Showing that faith in Christ has been the saving grace through it all, is the intention of the authors. Their story can be an inspiration to anyone facing a life challenge.

Eyes on the prize


Author: Makau wa Mutua,Willy Mutunga

Publisher: N.A


Category: Human rights

Page: 79

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Eyes Off the Prize

The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955


Author: Carol Elaine Anderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521531580

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 7399

This book was first published in 2003. As World War II drew to a close and the world awakened to the horror wrought by white supremacists in Nazi Germany, African American leaders, led by the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), sensed the opportunity to launch an offensive against the conditions of segregation and inequality in America. The 'prize' they sought was not civil rights, but human rights. Only the human rights lexicon, shaped by the Holocaust and articulated by the United Nations, contained the language and the moral power to address not only the political and legal inequality but also the education, health care, housing, and employment needs that haunted the black community. But the onset of the Cold War and rising anti-communism allowed powerful Southerners to cast those rights as Soviet-inspired. Thus the Civil Rights Movement was launched with neither the language nor the mission it needed to truly achieve black equality.

Eyes on the Prize

American Historiophoty in Documentary Film


Author: James A. G'Schwind

Publisher: N.A


Category: African Americans

Page: 546

View: 2678

Victor Valley to West Point

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize


Author: C a Henderson

Publisher: Morewomen90days.com

ISBN: 9780692404409


Page: 220

View: 5631

Take a journey with a young man whose passion and relentless desire to play Division I college football propels him from a childhood dream to high school stardom. His hard work and dedication at Victor Valley High School pays off and lands him at the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point. After successfully completing camp, his football hopes are high until an unforeseen event launches him into a dark depression. An emotional decision leads to the abandonment of his childhood dream and causes him to leave the academy. Left with a shattered dream, distracted by fast money, alcohol, and the nightlife, he struggles to stay in college. As he matures and endures other hardships on the road to success, the only thing he knows is that he can't give up. He must keep his eyes on the prize!

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Learning to Live in Vision


Author: Russ Warren

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511581653


Page: 100

View: 5278

Far too many people live from circumstance to circumstance. They allow what is happening around them to control them. Russ encourages people to dream big- to see themselves where they want to be. Once the dream is there, you can live fully as you move toward the dream. In other words, you live with your Eyes on the Prize. Be encouraged in this reading to live fully as you live in your vision.

Warriors Don't Cry

The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High


Author: Melba Pattillo Beals

Publisher: Tantor eBooks

ISBN: 1618030426

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 3762

The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, brought the promise of integration to Little Rock, Arkansas, but it was hard-won for the nine black teenagers chosen to integrate Central High School in 1957. They ran a gauntlet flanked by a rampaging mob and a heavily armed Arkansas National Guard—opposition so intense that soldiers from the elite 101st Airborne Division were called in to restore order. For Melba Beals and her eight friends those steps marked their transformation into reluctant warriors—on a battlefield that helped shape the civil rights movement. Warriors Don't Cry, drawn from Melba Beals's personal diaries, is a riveting true account of her junior year at Central High—one filled with telephone threats, brigades of attacking mothers, rogue police, fireball and acid-throwing attacks, economic blackmail, and, finally, a price upon Melba's head. With the help of her English-teacher mother; her eight fellow warriors; and her gun-toting, Bible-and-Shakespeare-loving grandmother, Melba survived. And, incredibly, from a year that would hold no sweet-sixteen parties or school plays, Melba Beals emerged with indestructible faith, courage, strength, and hope.

Keep Your Eyes On The Prize


Author: Carl E. Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780533145249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 47

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Billy Bratwurst

Eyes on the Prize


Author: Jo Hyland

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479725692

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

View: 2434

Meet Billy Bratwurst. He's an ordinary kid, with some extraordinary ideas. Unfortunately, they don't always work. And this time, Billy desperately wants his biggest and best idea of all to succeed. When Romney's has a store-wide sale, Billy absolutely must have the latest gadget-equipped ultimate boy's toy a multi-function pocket knife. But with bad luck and fate seemingly conspiring against him, Billy's chances of ever owning it are looking slim. Join Billy in this hysterical tale of con-artistry, blackmail, payback, mate-ship and family as he tries to move heaven and earth to achieve his goals and fulfill his boyhood fantasy.

Eyes on the Prize:Law and Economic Development in Singapore


Author: Connie Carter

Publisher: Springer


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

View: 3950

Most law and development books focus on "what went wrong." Eyes on the Prize is an exception: it focuses on "what went right" in Singapore's transformation from squalid colony to successful growth-oriented, capitalist state. It questions the efficacy and nature of the role of law in the forty-year transformation, in the light of traditional and neo-traditional theories of law and development. It has not been the "rule of law" as such that has contributed to Singapore's development. Rather it has been law as the embodiment of "mature policy" of a goal-oriented, politically stable, educated, largely non-corrupt, communitarian and authoritarian state bureaucracy, which was grafted onto the remnants of the previous colonial administrative structures. Dr Carter examines Singapore's economic development in relation to labour law, land law, and intellectual property law, testing these against key aspects of law and development theories. While analyses of the former challenge the law and development convergence theory, that of intellectual property law uncovers the transforming impact of global influences such as the WTO. As such, the book provides a novel and balanced account for the student of law and economic development.

Patrick Roy

Winning. Nothing Else.


Author: Michel Roy

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633193039

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 528

View: 8192

Reveals the man behind the mask—the triumphs and failures of one of the greatest goaltenders in the history of hockeyIn the early 1970s, a young Patrick Roy laced up his hockey skates for the very first time, like thousands of other kids. More than 30 years later, his indomitable will to win and his focus on being the very best brought him four Stanley Cups, three Conn Smythe trophies, three Vezina trophies, and many more individual honors. An incredible hockey talent who was instrumental in changing the very art of goaltending, Roy's success was driven as much by determination and perseverance as by talent. Patrick Roy: Winning, Nothing Else brings to life Roy's phenomenal career and unmasks his more mysterious personal side. Michel Roy, the father of this great sports legend, reveals what makes Patrick tick, taking us behind the scenes and into the family life of one of the greatest goaltenders of all time.

Hope and History

Why We Must Share the Story of the Movement


Author: Vincent Harding

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608332616

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 1781

From the sit-ins and freedom marches of the sixties, to the election of Barack Obama--the story and lessons of a great journey of hope and transformation.

A Century of NHL Memories

Rare Photos from the Hockey Hall of Fame


Author: Jim Hynes,Phil Pritchard,Lanny Mcdonald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995863002


Page: 160

View: 6336

Foreword by Lanny McDonald. NHL hockey is a game of shared memories that can bind a family, a city or an entire country. Each era has them, individual moments that become etched on the collective consciousness from the time they occur and passed down through generations. The greatest of these memories are caught on film and become all the richer for it. In the hockey universe, the single-most important repository of memories is the Hockey Hall of Fame, where, along with the artifacts and memorabilia, are more than 3 three million images that have been amassed over the decades and safeguarded as a national treasure. The Hall's Photographic Collection includes nearly 1000 glass plate negatives and thousands of original photos, many of which have never been published or seen -- until now. A Century of NHL� Memories celebrates the league's centennial by throwing open the doors to the Hall of Fame's photo archives and unveiling some of its treasures. Snapped by legends of photojournalism like Lou and Nat Turofsky and Frank Prazak, and selected for their beauty and originality, or both, these 130 or so photos cast hockey's heroes in a different light, take you into the heart of the action or reveal as much about the charm of an era as the game on the ice. Some will teach you something you didn't already know. Others will make you smile. Delving into the Hockey Hall of Fame's collection was a dream come true for the hockey fans that published A Century of NHL� Memories; a rare privilege indeed. The biggest challenge, ultimately, was making the final selection from among so many great photos. Enjoy the memories. "Photo geeks (and I mean that in a loving way) will love this book and its attention to detail." - Greg Oliver, SIHR (November 1, 2017) "Phenomenal photography and crisp commentary make A Century of NHL Memories simply a sensational book!" - Kevin Shea, Hockey historian and author (November 2, 2017) "As the NHL's centennial year is coming to a close, yet another celebratory book is hitting the stores shelves. This may be the best one yet." - Joe Pelletier's Hockey Book Reviews.com (October 5, 2017) "Magnificent, a beautiful walk through some remarkable hockey history." - Dave Stubbs, National Hockey League columnist and historianSeptember 27, 2017)

The Prize

Who's in Charge of America's Schools?


Author: Dale Russakoff

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547840519

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 7230

A New York Times Bestseller Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker were ready to reform our failing schools. They got an education. When Mark Zuckerberg announced to a cheering Oprah audience his $100 million pledge to transform the downtrodden schools of Newark, New Jersey, then mayor Cory Booker and Governor Chris Christie were beside him, vowing to help make Newark “a symbol of educational excellence for the whole nation.” But their plans soon ran into the city’s seasoned education players, fierce protectors of their billion-dollar-a-year system. It’s a prize that, for generations, has enriched seemingly everyone, except Newark’s children. Dale Russakoff delivers a riveting drama of our times, encompassing the rise of celebrity politics, big philanthropy, extreme economic inequality, the charter school movement, and the struggles and triumphs of schools in one of the nation’s poorest cities. As Cory Booker navigates between his status as “rock star mayor” on Oprah’s stage and object of considerable distrust at home, the tumultuous changes planned by reformers and their highly paid consultants spark a fiery grass-roots opposition stoked by local politicians and union leaders. The growth of charters forces the hand of Newark’s school superintendent Cami Anderson, who closes, consolidates, or redesigns more than a third of the city’s schools—a scenario on the horizon for many urban districts across America. Russakoff provides a close-up view of twenty-six-year-old Mark Zuckerberg and his wife as they decide to give the immense sum of money to Newark and then experience an education of their own amid the fallout of the reforms. Most moving are Russakoff’s portraits from inside classrooms, as homegrown teachers and principals battle heroically to reach students damaged by extreme poverty and violence. The Prize is an absorbing portrait of a titanic struggle, indispensable for anyone who cares about the future of public education and the nation’s children.

Eyes on the Goal


Author: John Coy

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781429935777

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6699

Just before they're due to start middle school, Jackson, Gig, Isaac, and Diego, four sports-loving friends, all attend the same weeklong soccer camp. Diego is an experienced soccer player, and Gig has a natural ability for the sport he never realized. But Jackson and Isaac are split into another group of players—a group with younger, smaller kids. For the first time, both boys aren't the stars of their team. In fact, they can't seem to get a handle on soccer. At the same time, Jackson is having a hard time getting a handle on his mom's deepening relationship with her boyfriend, and her suggestion that they move in with him. And Gig is worried about his father's deployment to Afghanistan. Here is a story about how life, like sports, can be unpredictable, frustrating, and exhilarating.