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American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours One and Two)

09/07/2006

Packaged Broadcast Master, SD-Base, NO CC/DVS, TAPE 1 of 2


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Series
American Experience
Program
Eyes On The Prize (Hours One and Two)
Program Number

1901

Series Description

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

Program Description

Hour One: Awakenings (1954-1956) 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.

Hour Two: Fighting Back (1957-1962) 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

00:57:12

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours One and Two),” 09/07/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_847C4A805B8C48E5B9FA4DB469E872D7.
MLA: “American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours One and Two).” 09/07/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_847C4A805B8C48E5B9FA4DB469E872D7>.
APA: American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours One and Two). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_847C4A805B8C48E5B9FA4DB469E872D7
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