Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Right Years: Episode 1 Awakenings 1954-56
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From grass-roots protests to Supreme Court victories, this video tells the stories that launched the modern fight for civil rights. It takes us through the days when "Separate but Equal" was the legal basis for segregation and inequality. The murder of Emmett Till, the courage of Rosa Parks and the introduction of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are also covered.
When Eyes on the Prize premiered in 1987, The Los Angeles Times called it ""an exhaustive documentary that shouldn't be missed."" The series went on to win six Emmys and numerous other awards, including an Academy Award nomination, the George Foster Peabody Award, and the top duPont-Columbia award for excellence in broadcast journalism.