Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Mine Eyes Have Seen” as Want to Read:
Mine Eyes Have Seen
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Mine Eyes Have Seen

by
4.43  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Stirring and triumphant photographs evoke the heady days of the Civil Rights' Movement when America faced its worst nightmare and the Dream won. Fuelled by the powerful imagery in "Mine Eyes Have Seen", we take a rollercoaster ride, peering through the eyes of "LIFE" photographer Bob Adelman as America struggles. We are both seared and uplifted by unforgettable photographs ...more
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published November 20th 2007 by Liberty Street
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Mine Eyes Have Seen, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Mine Eyes Have Seen

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.43  · 
Rating details
 ·  30 ratings  ·  13 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Mine Eyes Have Seen
Owlseyes
Jan 18, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: civil-rights
An Urgent Message
February 21, 2014 | by Ann Beattie

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/20...
Douglas Castagna
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An excellent piece of photo journalism. These pictures were very powerful and moving and synched up with the essays to paint a picture of a dark era in our country's history. One or two of the pictures were really interesting and different, and thus evoked an even more powerful response in me, and those, strangely enough were of Martin Luther King Jr. in a rare moment with a smile on his face and in his eyes. As if in that candid moment he knew everything would be all right.

Truly powerful
...more
Quatrell Shedd
Apr 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
Theres nothing to much on this book i didnt enjoy it like that it showed mainly pictures more than ever facts and if it was facts it would be simple baby facts that any African American shall know needs more interest in the book i strongly dislike this history text
Stacy-Ann
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really love this book, love the black and white Photographs are great.
مصطفي سليمان
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
من كتاب ما رآته عيني..شاهد عيان عن معاناة حركة الحقوق المدنية.
الذي يرصد من خلال الصور مدي المعاناة التي شهدتها الحركة المدينة من تضييق أو تمييز عنصري.

المصور بوب آديل مان


سيدة في تأبين مارتن لوثر كينج.. ممفيس تينيسي..



مغني الجاز لويس آرمسترونج..نيويورك..


مقاطعة فيرري،نهر مسيسيبي ،


خطاب كراهية أمام البيت الأبيض..واشطن دي سي..


فصل مدرسي..نيويورك..


مالكوم أكس في مظاهرة للحقوق المدنية في بروكلين..نيويورك..


عودة من أعتصام..نيويورك..


ف انتظار عربة القطن..تاكولا..ميسيسيبي..


عازف ومغني الجاز الأسطوري مايلز
...more
Chris
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Powerfully affecting photographs of the Civil Rights era, with revealing anecdotes from Adelman, all set into context by searching essays from the hand of Dr. Charles Johnson.

One particularly emotional shot (for me) was a group of protesters being sprayed with a fire hose (noted as being capable of stripping the bark from trees); rather than being washed away, the group managed to stand huddled, withstanding the blast. Adelman recalls that he had never witnessed such cruelty and wept while
...more
Jennifer Kay
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sure, these are familiar images if you've ever studied any American history. Adelman's photography is worth another look, though, to see how he captured the people of the civil rights movement in motion.

I recently spoke with Adelman about his work for The Associated Press:

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Flipping through a stack of color images he shot during a 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., photographer Bob Adelman is casual about the history they represent.

He pauses at the image of a
...more
Bridget
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully done!

So glad my library had this still sitting out when I was browsing around. I've been wanting to look through Bob Adelman's pictures since I heard about them some years back (don't remember how long ago it was)..but I'd always forget to look for it at the library or online. He is really amazing at capturing the pictures (In My Opinion). Hopefully one day I'll be able to find the book to buy, at a great price of course! :-)
Valarie
A lot of great photographs in this volume, and some interesting captions, though there were also a few lackluster images that seemed to be thrown in as filler. "Random snapshot of a black person...well, they're black so it fits with our Civil Rights theme...right?"
Yasmin
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book of the photographs and comments on a fiery time in the history of the US and in a secondary way effect other countries in the world. It is said that a single picture equals a thousand words, I believe that to be very true more so apparent in this superb book. Highly recommend.
Tamika Turner
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love the photographs
Jbondandrews
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book with wonderful pictures. Bob Adelman's photos are amazing.
Bruce Thomas
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Great photography from the '60's era with Johnson's commentary.
Ninethia
rated it it was amazing
Dec 28, 2016
Krystal
rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2012
Ellen
rated it really liked it
Nov 30, 2017
Andrea
rated it it was amazing
Jul 09, 2010
Melody
rated it it was amazing
May 19, 2013
Marisa
rated it it was amazing
Jul 06, 2015
Damera Blincoe
rated it it was amazing
Oct 21, 2011
Kimberly
rated it it was amazing
Mar 05, 2011
Julia
rated it really liked it
Apr 07, 2012
Michael
rated it really liked it
May 06, 2016
Sam
rated it it was amazing
Jan 19, 2013
Emily
rated it really liked it
Apr 10, 2008
Myron
rated it really liked it
Jan 12, 2015
Lucy Mccreary
rated it really liked it
Aug 30, 2019
Rosemary
rated it it was amazing
Apr 16, 2016
Shannon
rated it it was amazing
Feb 17, 2016
Jerry
rated it it was amazing
Apr 14, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Return of Tarzan (Tarzan, #2)
  • My Cousin Rachel
  • His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae
  • Girl in Disguise
  • Sleepytown: A Southern Gothic Childhood, with Codeine
  • The Face on the Milk Carton (Janie Johnson, #1)
  • The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
  • Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, #1)
  • Like Trees, Walking
  • Fall of Frost
  • Into That Good Night
  • The Sisters of Alameda Street
  • The History of Love
  • The Savage Detectives
  • The Firm
  • Good Old Boy and the Witch of Yazoo
  • The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook
  • Foxfire 3
See similar books…
4 followers
Bob Adelman has photographed cover stories for magazines including Esquire, Time, People, LIFE, Harper's, the New York Times Magazine, and Paris Match. An award-winning photojournalist, Adelman has exhibited his photographs at the Smithsonian and the American Federation of Art, and has them included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Adelman is well-known for his photographs ...more