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Eyes on the Prize; No Easy Walk (1961-1963)


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Eyes on the Prize
No Easy Walk (1961-1963)
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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

The civil rights movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. emerges as its most visible leader. Some demonstrations succeed; others fail. But the triumphant March on Washington, D.C., under King's leadership, shows a mounting national support for civil rights. President John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Hampton, Henry (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize; No Easy Walk (1961-1963),” 10/01/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B143BC91C7C40909A74864D82491890.
MLA: “Eyes on the Prize; No Easy Walk (1961-1963).” 10/01/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B143BC91C7C40909A74864D82491890>.
APA: Eyes on the Prize; No Easy Walk (1961-1963). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B143BC91C7C40909A74864D82491890
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