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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