WGBH Openvault

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


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

License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

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


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.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Chicago: “American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours One and Two),” 09/07/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 26, 2019, 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. March 26, 2019. <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
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.