Segments in this Video

"Segregation Forever" (03:16)


Archival footage shows Governor George Wallace speaking in Montgomery, Alabama. Fred Shuttlesworth demands city bus desegregation.

Eugene "Bull" Connor (01:24)

City officials did not stop violence against activists. Sentiment turned against Connor after the KKK attacked the "Freedom Riders."

Albany, Georgia (03:04)

The SNCC campaign started in 1961. In November, students were arrested at the Trailways bus station. Demonstrations took place throughout the city.

Albany Movement (05:38)

Dr. William G. Anderson discusses the arrest of 500 demonstrators. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the SCLC came to Albany. Police Chief Laurie Pritchett made a plan to avoid overcrowded jails.

Non-Moral Climate of Segregation (04:45)

Jail in rural Georgia was a frightening prospect. The Albany Movement found strength in mass meetings and song. In July, 1962, Dr. King was not allowed to serve his 45 day sentence in Albany.

Federal Court Action (03:11)

Judge J. Robert Elliott issued a restraining order to end segregation demonstrations in Albany. Dr. King called for President John F. Kennedy to intervene.

Project C (01:50)

SCLC leaders arrived in Birmingham during the campaign to remove "Bull" Connor. A confrontation was organized to take place in three restaurants.

Two Governments in Birmingham (02:29)

Outgoing commissioners in the city announced no intention to step out of the way for newly elected officials. Chief Pritchett continued to arrest demonstrators.

Dr. King Jailed (04:33)

Robert Kennedy questioned protest timing timing. A state court injunction ordered demonstrations to end. White clergy criticize the campaign and demonstrations lost support while King was in jail.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (02:58)

Children marched in Birmingham on May 2, 1963; 700 were arrested. "Bull" Connor tried to stop marches with police dogs and water hoses.

Media Coverage (02:53)

See Governor Wallace's response to Birmingham protests. Police dogs and water hoses provoked angry responses from bystanders; violence was not condoned.

SCLC Demonstration: Day 5 (02:24)

Comedian Dick Gregory marched with child demonstrators in Birmingham. "Bull" Connor continued to order the use of fire hoses.

Birmingham Agreement (04:13)

Fighting broke out in Birmingham while business men negotiated. The KKK responded, a bomb exploded outside of Dr. King's hotel room, and riots spread. President Kennedy was moved to action.

March on Washington (05:58)

Robert Kennedy tried to prevent the mass march on August 28, 1963. The White House was upset about a speech that was to be given by John Lewis.

"I Have a Dream" (03:54)

Dr. King captured the nation's attention when he spoke about freedom in Washington D.C.

16th Street Baptist Church Bombing (01:54)

A bomb killed four children in Birmingham 18 days after the March on Washington. Archival footage shows the aftermath and memorial service.

Credits: No Easy Walk 1961-1963: Eyes on the Prize—America's Civil Rights Movement 1954 - 1985 (02:17)

Credits: No Easy Walk 1961-1963: Eyes on the Prize—America's Civil Rights Movement 1954 - 1985

Personal Remembrances (01:27)

Producer Henry Hampton discusses the meaning of the Civil Rights Movement.

Inspiration (01:30)

Hampton explains how Frederick Douglass inspired him to create the series.

Kids My Age (02:06)

Hampton shares his first memory of civil rights involving Emmett Till and Mose Wright.

Morality Play (01:04)

Hampton discusses the impact of media coverage on the nation's understanding of the civil rights movement.

I Was There (01:46)

Hampton recalls participating in the Selma, Alabama Civil Rights march.

Out of the South (01:10)

Hampton describes fundraising challenges for the second part of "Eyes on the Prize."

Black Power (01:43)

Hampton discusses how the Civil Rights Movement lost support when it shifted ideologically.

Assassinations (00:52)

Hampton discusses how Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy's deaths impacted the Civil Rights Movement.

Truth and Heroes (00:49)

Hampton reflects on portraying Civil Rights leaders in an unbiased way.

Transformation (01:06)

Hampton talks about the way the civil rights movement changed people.

Surveillance (00:43)

Hampton describes how the government watched Civil Rights organizations.

Making History (00:44)

Hampton reflects on meeting Civil Rights participants while making "Eyes on the Prize."

Legacy (01:23)

Hampton talks about the relationships with the people who helped him make this program.

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

Part of the Series : Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985
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The civil rights movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. emerges as its most visible leader. Some demonstrations succeed; others fail. But the triumphant March on Washington, D.C., under King’s leadership, shows a mounting national support for civil rights. President John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act.

Length: 74 minutes

Item#: BVL58635

Copyright date: ©1994

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