Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Right Years: Episode 5: Mississippi - Is This America? 1962-64
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Central to the civil rights movement was the fight for the right to vote. This video chronicles the voting rights efforts of activists like the NAACP's Medgar Evers, and the pivotal Freedom Summer of 1964. And it captures the signs of hope - support from the White House and the signing of the Civil Rights Bill - that planted the seeds of political reform.
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.