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American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours Three and Four)


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American Experience
Eyes On The Prize (Hours Three and Four)
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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Hour Three: Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) Black college students take a leadership role in the civil rights movement as lunch counter sit-ins spread across the South. "Freedom Riders" also try to desegregate interstate buses, but they are brutally attacked as they travel.

Hour Four: No Easy Walk (1961-1963) The civil rights movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. emerges as its most visible leader. Some demonstrations succeed; others fail. But the triumphant March on Washington, D.C., under King's leadership, shows a mounting national support for civil rights. President John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours Three and Four),” 09/07/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_25D0EB0064334B51AF0F7545982E6B31.
MLA: “American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours Three and Four).” 09/07/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_25D0EB0064334B51AF0F7545982E6B31>.
APA: American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours Three and Four). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_25D0EB0064334B51AF0F7545982E6B31
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