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Eyes on the Prize ()


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Seasons: 2 1 Years: 1990 1987

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

Awards:
  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 4 nominations.
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  Narrator (14 episodes, 1987-1990)
Unita Blackwell ...
  Herself (2 episodes, 1987)
James Hicks ...
  Himself (2 episodes, 1987)
Burke Marshall ...
  Himself (2 episodes, 1987)
Constance Baker Motley ...
  Herself (2 episodes, 1987)
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  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Mel Baily ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Lucius Christopher Bates ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Melba Pattillo Beals ...
  Herself - One of the Little Rock 9 (1 episode, 1987)
Tom P. Brody ...
  Himself - Segregationist judge (1 episode, 1987)
Herbert Brownell Jr.
  (1 episode, 1987)
William Carter ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Dave Dennis ...
  Himself - Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) delegate (1 episode, 1987)
Charles C. Diggs Jr. ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
John Doar ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Virginia Durr ...
  Herself (1 episode, 1987)
Harold Engstrom ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Myrlie Evers ...
  Herself (1 episode, 1987)
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  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Georgia Gilmore ...
  Herself (1 episode, 1987)
Victoria Gray-Adams ...
  Herself - Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Delegate (1 episode, 1987)
Ernest Green ...
  Himself - One of the Little Rock 9 (1 episode, 1987)
Fannie Lou Hamer ...
  Herself - Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Delegate (1 episode, 1987)
William Bradford Huie ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
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  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
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  Herself (1 episode, 1987)
James Lawson ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
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  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Rufus Lewis ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Leo Lillard ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Amzie Moore ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
E.D. Nixon ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Peter Orris ...
  Himself - Freedom Summer Volunteer (1 episode, 1987)
Craig Rains ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Joseph L. Raugh Jr. ...
  Himself - Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Attorney (1 episode, 1987)
Bernie Schweid ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
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  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Robert Shackney ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Fred Lee Shuttlesworth ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
William J. Simmons ...
  Himself - Segregationist (1 episode, 1987)
Minnijean Brown Trickey ...
  Herself - One of the Little Rock 9 (1 episode, 1987)
Thomas Waring ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
John-Minor Wisdom ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
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  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
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  Herself (1 episode, 1990)
William Brown ...
  Himself - Black Panther Party (1 episode, 1990)
James Buckley ...
  Himself - Republican Senator New York (1 episode, 1990)
George Clements ...
  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
W. Arthur Garrity Jr. ...
  Himself - U.S. District Judge (1 episode, 1990)
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  Himself - Cook County State's Attorney (1 episode, 1990)

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Eyes on the Prize II (United States)
  • アイズ・オン・ザ・プライズ (Japan, Japanese title)
Runtime
  • 360 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The series was unavailable from 1995-2006 due to copyright issues. Licenses for "Happy Birthday", news footage, various photographs, songs and lyrics used in the film expired in 1995, and the film Company Blackside could not afford to renew these licenses. A grant from the Ford Foundation enabled them to renew the licenses. The series was rebroadcast and released to DVD in October, 2006. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Malcolm X/Bram Stoker's Dracula/Traces of Red/Love Potion #9 (1992). See more »

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