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Eyes on the Prize; Awakenings (1954-1956)


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Eyes on the Prize
Awakenings (1954-1956)
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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

Individual acts of courage inspire black Southerners to fight for their rights: Mose Wright testifies against the white men who murdered young Emmett Till, and Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Hampton, Henry (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize; Awakenings (1954-1956),” 10/01/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5F5FA3EACC9B46A096229487BB26202D.
MLA: “Eyes on the Prize; Awakenings (1954-1956).” 10/01/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5F5FA3EACC9B46A096229487BB26202D>.
APA: Eyes on the Prize; Awakenings (1954-1956). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5F5FA3EACC9B46A096229487BB26202D
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