Titles in this Series

Awakenings 1954–1956: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58632

Fighting Back 1957–1962: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58633

Ain’t Scared of Your Jails 1960–1961: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58634

No Easy Walk 1961–1963: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58635

Mississippi—Is This America? 1963–1964: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58636

Bridge to Freedom 1965: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58637

The Time Has Come 1964–1966: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58638

Two Societies 1965–1968: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58639

Power! 1967–1968: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58640

The Promised Land 1967–1968: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58641

Ain’t Gonna Shuffle No More 1964–1972: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58642

A Nation of Law? 1968–1971: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58643

The Keys to the Kingdom 1974–1980: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58644

Back to the Movement 1979–Mid 1980s: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

Item #: 58645

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Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985

The Series Includes : Awakenings 1954–1956: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | Fighting Back 1957–1962: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | Ain’t Scared of Your Jails 1960–1961: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | No Easy Walk 1961–1963: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | Mississippi—Is This America? 1963–1964: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | Bridge to Freedom 1965: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | The Time Has Come 1964–1966: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | Two Societies 1965–1968: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | Power! 1967–1968: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | The Promised Land 1967–1968: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | Ain’t Gonna Shuffle No More 1964–1972: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | A Nation of Law? 1968–1971: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | The Keys to the Kingdom 1974–1980: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 | Back to the Movement 1979–Mid 1980s: Eyes on the Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985
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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 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. The 14-part series recounts the fight to end decades of discrimination and segregation. It is the story of the people— young and old, male and female, northern and southern—who, compelled by a meeting of conscience and circumstance, worked to eradicate a world where whites and blacks could not go to the same school, ride the same bus, vote in the same election, or participate equally in society. It was a world in which peaceful demonstrators were met with resistance and brutality—in short, a reality that is now nearly incomprehensible to many young Americans. Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, Eyes on the Prize traces the civil rights movement from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Voting Rights Act; from early acts of individual courage through the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions. Julian Bond, political leader and civil rights activist, narrates.

Length: 840 minutes

Item#: BVL58631

Copyright date: ©1994

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

“The tale tells itself, mostly in superbly edited TV news footage and in sharp, apposite interviews with participants 20 and 30 years after the events... Eyes is required watching...”—New York Magazine

“...combing thousands of feet of news outtakes, the producers have found pictures, many never before broadcast, that tell a local story whose heroes are not charismatic leaders but ordinary citizens acting very deliberately.”—Vanity Fair

Eyes on the Prize... is not only a splendid accounting of what happened during the most active years of the movement, but also of why it was so important...” —The Nation

“To watch Eyes on the Prize is to know more, while understanding how much more remains to be learned.”—Christianity and Crisis

Eyes on the Prize uses newsreel footage, interviews, and even TV outtakes to provide a balanced perspective on one of the great humanistic movements of contemporary America...”—The Christian Science Monitor

“...a vivid penetrating examination of the civil rights movement in this country... in a cool but compassionate way, this series chronicles how the civil rights movement grew in stature and purpose, a social cause not just for the dignity of one people but for the decency of all.”—Hollywood Reporter

Eyes on the Prize is that rarest of prized possessions: TV that blows you away. Eyes on the Prize—the prize is freedom and justice for all—should be required viewing... It's TV for posterity. Set the VCRs. Keep the tapes. Show it to your children, and your children's children.”—The Miami Herald

"Stirring, informative, thoroughly researched... eloquently narrated... anyone who tunes in will be riveted."—The New York Daily News

“This is not just superb television; it is a journey into the soul of America.”—The Chicago Sun-Times

“The series brings back all the mixed emotions of that time, the fear, the hope, the anger, the defiance, the courage, the strength, the sorrow, the pain... The series teaches about the power of courage, the strength of determination, and the way fear strips away the power and the dignity of those who fail to fight it. These are vital lessons...”—The Oakland Tribune

“...everything a TV documentary should be... balanced... powerful... I cannot remember learning more from any television program.”—The Dallas Times Herald

“...an excellent piece of historical journalism... evenhanded... The series’ true strength is in its sense of history... a history lesson well worth learning.”—The Atlanta Constitution

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