Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement
Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement   -     By: Henry Hampton, Steve Fayer
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In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series "Eyes on the Prize", and Steve 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 told by the people who lived it.
Join brave and terrified youngsters walking through a jeering mob and up the steps of Central High School in Little Rock. Share in the pivotal confrontation between the Freedom Riders and Klansmen. Sit in on the founding of the Black Panther party with Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. Listen to the vivid voices of the ordinary people who manned the barricades, the laborers, the students, and the housewives without whom there would have been no civil rights movement at all.
Read the memorable words of Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Tom Hayden, Walter Mondale, Muhammad 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 and against--voices from the heart of America.

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Title: Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement
By: Henry Hampton, Steve Fayer
Format: Paperback
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 9 X 5.5 X 1.5 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 13 ounces
ISBN: 0553352326
ISBN-13: 9780553352320
Stock No: WW352326

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"A vast choral pageant that recounts the momentous work of the civil rights struggle."—The New York Times Book Review
 
A monumental volume drawing upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and others, weaving a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement told by the people who lived it
 
Join brave and terrified youngsters walking through a jeering mob and up the steps of Central High School in Little Rock. Listen to the vivid voices of the ordinary people who manned the barricades, the laborers, the students, the housewives without whom there would have been no civil rights movements at all.
 
In this remarkable oral history, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize, and Steve Fayer, series writer, bring to life the country’s great struggle for civil rights as no conventional narrative can. You will hear the voices of those who defied the blackjacks, who went to jail, who witnessed and policed the movement; of those who stood for and against it—voices from the heart of America.

Editorial Reviews

"Something much greater than the sum if its parts, a taut and vivid narrative on an epic scale—compelling—marvelously diverse."Los Angeles Times

"A vast choral pageant that recounts the momentous work of the civil rights struggle."The New York Times Book Review

"Utterly fascinating. Voices of Freedom tells the greatest American story ever told. These voices are extraordinary. So is the book."— Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides

"Through the words of the victims, the villains, and the victorious, who together changed the course of America's sadly racist history. Voices of Freedom gives us the opportunity to glimpse the shining spirits of our heroic people, black and white, female and male, often through chuckles and often through tears."—Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple

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