Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965 (Season 1) DVD

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Produced by Blackside, 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.  Winner of numerous awards, Eyes on the Prize is ... More
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Produced by Blackside, 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.  Winner of numerous awards, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America.

The Emmy Award-winning landmark civil rights series, Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, produced by Blackside, 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.

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965 (Season 1) covers all major events in the civil rights movement from 1954-1965.

Episodes include…
Awakenings (1954-1956)
Fighting Back (1957-1962)
Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)
No Easy Walk (1961-1963)
Mississippi: Is This America? (1962-1964)
Bridge to Freedom (1965)

Also, includes an interview with Henry Hampton.

Winner of six Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, an International Documentary Award, and a Television Critics Association Award, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America.

Companion book available.

Producer: Terry Kay Rockefeller, James A. Devinney, Orlando Bagwell, Callie Crossley, Judith Vecchione
Executive Producer: Henry Hampton
Production Company: Blackside Inc.
Production Year: 2009
Copyright Year: 1986
Director: Orlando Bagwell, James A. Devinney, Judith Vecchione, Callie Crossley
Narrator: Julian Bond
Writers: James A. Devinney, Callie Crossley, Steve Fayer
Number of Discs: 3
Length: 360 minutes
Number of Episodes:1
Audio Format: Stereo

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REGINALD D.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/22
A wonderful docudrama
Review by REGINALD D. on 07/17/22 review stating A wonderful docudrama
We first saw this movie in. The Nederlands. Its a great piece.
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Peter
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5.0 star rating
01/07/22
GReat
Review by Peter on 01/07/22 review stating GReat
GReat
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No1papacharley
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3.0 star rating
09/14/21
Not enought of the original
Review by No1papacharley on 09/14/21 review stating Not enought of the original
When I frist seen the eyes on the prise back in 91 it was 8 hours long,after that each time its shown on PBS it is edit shorter and shorter. I am very disappointed that the DVDs I ordered are the shorts vergon Ive seen yet
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Jrs
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5.0 star rating
07/06/21
Should be required viewing!
Review by Jrs on 07/06/21 review stating Should be required viewing!
This is one of the best series ever produced for PBS and, until recently, has not been available. It should be required viewing in every schoolroom in America as it presents a complete and fascinating history of the Civil Rights struggle.
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G H.
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5.0 star rating
07/06/21
Essential Viewing
Review by G H. on 07/06/21 review stating Essential Viewing
I remember watching this the only time it was broadcast in New Zealand. On Sunday afternoons at 1pm, if my memory serves. Probably around 1988-9, so I would have been in my late teens. Now as a mostly-White but also part-Maori New Zealander, the historical interest spurred me to watch it, but to my mind I had no connection to the events they were talking about; they were just something that happened to other people. Dear Lord, did I underestimate just how little I knew, let alone understood, the Civil Rights struggle. I dont think Ive ever cried so much in my life. To those who have said this should be compulsive viewing, especially in schools, I couldnt agree more. It is far and away the best, and most important, piece of television to have ever come out of America.
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Edward
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5.0 star rating
05/21/21
Great re-release
Review by Edward on 05/21/21 review stating Great re-release
Great re-release
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Luvmylocks2
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5.0 star rating
03/22/21
Love It!!
Review by Luvmylocks2 on 03/22/21 review stating Love It!!
The best series ever. Every home should have this collection. A major historical event. But I dont understand why the additional seasons are not available for purchase (1965 thru the 1980s). Hopefully, it will be available real soon.
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Nvyknght
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5.0 star rating
01/09/21
Looking for Season 2
Review by Nvyknght on 01/09/21 review stating Looking for Season 2
I have always loved this series and would eagerly anticipate its re-airing every Jan-Feb. I learned so much and was very excited that it was now available on DVD. This series is very powerful and a must have for any history buff. My one and only problem is the lack of availibilty of Season 2. I thought from the tagline that both season 1 and 2 were available. Please, PBS, make Season 2 availible. The late 60s, the 70s and the early 80s was when I grew up and it would be a great addition to my history collection.
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Jw
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5.0 star rating
01/01/21
Eyes On The Prize
Review by Jw on 01/01/21 review stating Eyes On The Prize
Is there a SEASON II in the works?
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Edwin W.
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5.0 star rating
12/19/20
Important documentary for every American
Review by Edwin W. on 12/19/20 review stating Important documentary for every American
Eyes of the Prize is an important series that every American should see. It gives a balancing perspective to history as it is taught in school. I am proud to be an American but it is important to realize that freedoms that we often take for granted came at a cost. Our country was built on the graves and oppression of many peoples of which blacks/African Americans are but one. The stories of the Native, African, Irish, Japanese....and Mexican Americans need to be told and retold as constant reminders of where we came from. The creation of this country is not justification for the means to create it. If we have any hope of for the future as a nation, we must learn from the mistakes of the past drawing insight and inspiration from the great cloud of witness that came before us. I look forward to seeing the second half of the series published on DVD.
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Luvmyblackhistory
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5.0 star rating
12/19/20
Excellent walk down memory lane!
Review by Luvmyblackhistory on 12/19/20 review stating Excellent walk down memory lane!
I grew up on Eyes on the Prize! A great tool for teaching, church activities, group talks, etc. Definitely, every African American child should view to gain a better understanding of who they are and how far our community has come! A must see!
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Buffy B.
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5.0 star rating
11/29/20
Excellent Series
Review by Buffy B. on 11/29/20 review stating Excellent Series
I have this on VHS and will buy it on DVD now that it is available. This is without question essential viewing for every household. The most accurate narrative of the civil rights era that I have come across yet.
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Ajc
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Iconic series
Review by Ajc on 07/17/20 review stating Iconic series
An outstanding series; the most comprehensive one out there on Civil Rights in America.
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The S.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Essential For All Americans
Review by The S. on 07/17/20 review stating Essential For All Americans
I didnt give 4 stars only because I never give perfection...And my title may sound hokey, but it is nonetheless accurate. To young black Americans who think they know what it is to fight for civil rights.....to all white Americans who wonder why we are still struggling with issues that they asssume were taken care of.....This is original prime source material...Please purchase this and share with your peers.
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Miss M.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A MUST SEE!
Review by Miss M. on 07/17/20 review stating A MUST SEE!
I remember watching at least an episode of this in high school. But the reason I bought this is for my children. I am African-American and sadly realized just how much the schools in South Carolina leave out when it comes to the Civil Rights movement. It saddened me to know that my 10th grader didnt know who Bobby Kennedy was or who the Freedom Riders were. (This from a mother who is well educated and does her best to make sure that her children are also!) So I got them this series to kind of fill in the blanks for them. This series should be required in every classroom so that the children know just how far we as a nation have come.
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Rob G.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Eyes on the Prize
Review by Rob G. on 07/17/20 review stating Eyes on the Prize
This DVD collection of the history of the civil rights movement in the United States of America is incredibly moving! It is deep education in mind and spirit in its fullest sense.
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Grandma M.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very informative
Review by Grandma M. on 07/17/20 review stating Very informative
I enjoyed this video when it was originally released and I found it an excellent documentary to share with my grandchildren.
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None
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very good
Review by None on 07/17/20 review stating Very good
Had seen it on PBS and wanted my own copy
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Jay M.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Transformative
Review by Jay M. on 07/17/20 review stating Transformative
These are the shoulders onto which I stand. Because of the work they did I can reach higher and go further and dream LOUDER!!
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One A.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Of interest to all
Review by One A. on 07/17/20 review stating Of interest to all
Being born in this country is not a guarantee that one is born free. Thestruggle our black brothers and sisters had to endure should make usall share some of the shame. As a northerner, and the grandchild ofimmigrants, I can only hope I would NOT have been a suppressor had Ilived in the south. I would like to think I would have been marchingalong side of these brave individuals. What price freedom cost them.All I can say is Im sorry lest we forget we are all created equal!!!

"Seeing the actual footage that makes up 'Eyes on the Prize' - the heralded documentary about the civil rights movement, coming to DVD for the first time - can still startle for its rawness and drama." - Scott Timbero, L.A. Times

"This excellent 6-part PBS documentary series … should be required viewing for every American ..." - Insite Magazine

"… it's one of the most powerful documentary portraits of American history … debuts on DVD in the wake of its rebroadcast on PBS…" - MSN



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