Eyes on the Prize

by Andrea Morris
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016



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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. 

Today, WGBH takes a look at clips from both the landmark civil rights series and Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now, a new special examining Eyes’ impact today, along with a panel discussion.

Watch Eyes on the Prize Sundays at 8pm on WGBH World. More airings

Eyes on the Prize

by Andrea Morris
Saturday, Jan 23, 2016



Image credit: Bettmann/Corbis

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. 

Part two, Fighting Back, covers the years 1949-1963, examining the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision: the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas; and James Meredith's enrollment at the University of Mississippi.

Watch it Sundays at 8pm on WGBH World.

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Eyes on the Prize

by Andrea Morris
Saturday, Jan 16, 2016



Image credit: Bettmann/Corbis

Eyes on the Prize, the landmark documentary of the civil rights era, returns to television 30 years after its original broadcast. Narrated by Julian Bond, the award-winning series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1985.

In the opening episode, 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.

Revisit the stories that created a movement Sunday nights at 8pm on WGBH World. More airings

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