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Eyes on the Prize; Bridge to Freedom (1965)


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Eyes on the Prize
Bridge to Freedom (1965)
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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

A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A major victory is won when the federal Voting Rights Bill passes, but civil rights leaders know they have new challenges ahead.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Hampton, Henry (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize; Bridge to Freedom (1965),” 10/01/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82BFDD911A06460996B06B0121831158.
MLA: “Eyes on the Prize; Bridge to Freedom (1965).” 10/01/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82BFDD911A06460996B06B0121831158>.
APA: Eyes on the Prize; Bridge to Freedom (1965). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82BFDD911A06460996B06B0121831158
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