Eyes on the Prize (1987– )

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A documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement from 1952 to 1965.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Julian Bond ...
 Narrator (14 episodes, 1987-1990)
Eugene 'Bull' Connor ...
 Himself (archive footage) (7 episodes, 1990)
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This is a documentary series about the glory years of the American Civil Rights Movement, starting in 1952 with the murder of Emmit Till and the subsequent trial and ending with the civil rights march to Selma in 1965. Along the way, the series touches on the major figures of the movement such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks and major incidents such as the Little Rock school riots and Montgomery, Alabama Transit Boycott. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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21 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Eyes on the Prize II  »

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The segment about the murder of Medger Evers states that Evers' killer has never been brought to justice. In 1989, a few years after this documentary was made, attorney Bobby DeLaughter reopened the murder case and brought Evers' killer Byron de la Beckwith (who had been tried twice resulting in a hung jury) to trial for the murder. Beckwith was convicted and sentence to life in prison. He died in prison of heart failure in 2001. (These events were dramatized in _Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)_.) See more »

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Truth will move us forward

Excellent and absolutely necessary film for anyone interested in politics and history of the United States of America. Lies are exposed, truth is said, and tears on your face are there as a sign of respect for all those who have dedicated their lives to the fight against this evil empire.

You will not feel hopeless and depressed after watching this film, as is the case with some documentaries. It empowers you, makes you believe that this war between the masters and the slaves will be won, and one day there will be a true slave-less society.

However, if you are easily offended by the people who don't share your exact world view than you should not watch this.


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