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Eyes on the Prize; Fighting Back (1957-1962)

10/01/1993

DVS on Channel 2 Run Time : 58:25 # 29969


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Series
Eyes on the Prize
Program
Fighting Back (1957-1962)
Program Number

102

Series Description

Broadcast in 1987

Produced by Blackside, Eyes on the Prize tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today.

Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, Eyes on the Prize traces the civil rights movement from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Voting Rights Act; from early acts of individual courage through the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions. Julian Bond, political leader and civil rights activist, narrates. Series release date: 1987

Program Description

Broadcast in 1987

States' rights loyalists and federal authorities collide in the 1957 battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High School, and again in James Meredith's 1962 challenge to segregation at the University of Mississippi. Both times, a Southern governor squares off with a U.S. president, violence erupts -- and integration is carried out.

Duration

00:58:23

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Hampton, Henry (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize; Fighting Back (1957-1962),” 10/01/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2A9B3A2DA9484DC4BAFB209DCB83299F.
MLA: “Eyes on the Prize; Fighting Back (1957-1962).” 10/01/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2A9B3A2DA9484DC4BAFB209DCB83299F>.
APA: Eyes on the Prize; Fighting Back (1957-1962). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2A9B3A2DA9484DC4BAFB209DCB83299F
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