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2016-2017 PLACE Theme: Race and Ethnicity: Juan Williams

Resource Guide for PLACE


January 31-February 7, during the noon hour (12:15), the library will show "The Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Right Years 1954-1965" documentary in the library commons area.  

  1. Awakening (1954-1956)
  2. Fighting Back (1957-1962)
  3. Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)
  4. No Easy Walk (1961-1963)
  5. Mississippi:  Is This America? (1962-1964)
  6. Bridge To Freedom (1965)

Then on February 8 will be a discussion on the videos and the Juan William's book moderated by Dr. Tom Wagy.  If you can't make it or miss one of the days, access to videos are also available from this guide, see lower right hand side of the page.

About the Book

Editorial Reviews

This companion volume to the PBS TV series of the same name is an excellent, highly readable account of black America's struggle for social and political equality, covering the civil rights battle from the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 to the Selma protest marches and Voting Rights Act of 1965. Williams focuses upon specific key events, providing a narrative overview of each, interspersed with photographs and excerpts from interviews and writings of the participants. He gives a vivid portrait of the courage of individual blacks and the violence they had to endure in their struggle for desegregation and the right to vote in the South. The events themselves provide the drama. 

Williams "singles out the stories of the little-known activists." 

About the Author

Juan Williams, one of America’s leading journalists, is a political analyst for Fox News, a regular panelist on Fox Broadcasting’s Sunday morning public affairs program, “Fox News Sunday,” and a columnist for and for The Hill. He hosted NPR’s Talk of the Nation and has anchored Fox News Channel’s weekend daytime news coverage. A former senior correspondent and political analyst for National Public Radio, he is the author of the bestselling book Enough; the critically acclaimed biography Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary; and the national bestseller Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, the companion volume to the critically acclaimed television series. During his 21-year career at The Washington Post, Williams served as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist, and White House reporter. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, The Atlantic Monthly, Ebony, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, and The New Republic.

Juan Williams Photo

Videos available on the Internet

Eyes on the Prize (14 videos on the Civil Rights Movement)