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American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours Five and Six)


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American Experience
Eyes On The Prize (Hours Five and Six)
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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

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Hour Five: Mississippi: Is This America? (1963-1964) Mississippi's grass-roots civil rights movement becomes an American concern when college students travel south to help register black voters and three activists are murdered. The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenges the regular Mississippi delegation at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City.

Hour Six: Bridge to Freedom (1965) 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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Chicago: “American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours Five and Six),” 09/07/2006, GBH Archives, accessed December 11, 2023,
MLA: “American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours Five and Six).” 09/07/2006. GBH Archives. Web. December 11, 2023. <>.
APA: American Experience; Eyes On The Prize (Hours Five and Six). Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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