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

"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