Coverart for item
The Resource True south : Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement, Jon Else

True south : Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement, Jon Else

Label
True south : Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement
Title
True south
Title remainder
Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Jon Else
Title variation
Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In January 1987, people across America were riveted by a startling new television series about the civil rights era. Moving beyond telegenic black leaders and white politicians, Eyes on the Prize introduced ordinary people--mostly African American, few well known--who risked it all to stand up and fight for their rights and for justice. Henry Hampton and his producers shifted the focus from victimization to strength, from white saviors to black courage. They recovered the lost names and images--Selma and Montgomery, Emmett Till and Little Rock, pickets and fire hoses, ballot boxes and mass meetings. Jon Else was the series producer for Eyes on the Prize, and his compelling book captures the tumultuous creation process behind what became one of the most important TV shows in history. Like Hampton and other key staffers, Else was himself a veteran of the movement, and the book braids together tales from their own experiences as civil rights workers in the South in the 1960s as well as documentary makers in the 1980s. It's a story where many themes cross: the challenges to perfect a new telling of African American history, the complex mechanics of making documentaries, the rise of social justice films, and the politics of television and funding for a controversial topic. Else explains how Hampton was not afraid to show the movement's raw realities: conflicts between secular and religious leaders, the shift toward black power, electoral politics, rebellion, and self-defense. It is all on the screen, and the fight to get it all into the films seemed at times almost as ferocious as the history being depicted. True South honors how this eloquent, plainspoken series changed the way social history is told, taught, and remembered today; the way nonfiction film is made; and the way we think about the legacies of those eventful years."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.800973/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.E525 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
True south : Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement, Jon Else
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cave painting: 1940-67 -- Racism is like a loaded gun: 1968-78 -- America, we loved you madly: 1978-82 -- Last visionary standing: 1983-85 -- The revolution will be televised: 1985 -- Mother ship -- Not the other man's county: fall 1985 -- On the road: 1985-86 -- Mississippi goddamn: 1963, 1964, 1985 -- Crossroads: 1964 -- Emmett Till's hometown: winter 1985 -- Hunter-gatherers: winter 1985-86 -- True south? -- Messy history: 1986 -- The Selma show: 1986 -- It's our flag too: 1986 -- A great story -- A great healing machine: 1987 -- Will the circle be unbroken: 1998 -- Freedom is a constant struggle: 1998-2016 -- Epilogue
Control code
1716723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101980934
Lccn
2016044049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1716723
  • (Sirsi) 1716723
  • (OCoLC)966314870
Label
True south : Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement, Jon Else
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cave painting: 1940-67 -- Racism is like a loaded gun: 1968-78 -- America, we loved you madly: 1978-82 -- Last visionary standing: 1983-85 -- The revolution will be televised: 1985 -- Mother ship -- Not the other man's county: fall 1985 -- On the road: 1985-86 -- Mississippi goddamn: 1963, 1964, 1985 -- Crossroads: 1964 -- Emmett Till's hometown: winter 1985 -- Hunter-gatherers: winter 1985-86 -- True south? -- Messy history: 1986 -- The Selma show: 1986 -- It's our flag too: 1986 -- A great story -- A great healing machine: 1987 -- Will the circle be unbroken: 1998 -- Freedom is a constant struggle: 1998-2016 -- Epilogue
Control code
1716723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101980934
Lccn
2016044049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1716723
  • (Sirsi) 1716723
  • (OCoLC)966314870

Library Locations

    • J.V. Fletcher Library (Westford)Borrow it
      50 Main Street, Westford, MA, 01886, US
      42.5818231 -71.4385691
Processing Feedback ...