Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Right Years: Episode 6 Bridge To Freedom 1965
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After ten years of effort, what had changed? From Selma to Montgomery, this program captures some of the movement's most crucial protests, and follows the fight for voting rights to the highest corridors of power. Climaxing with the signing of the voting rights act, the program celebrates the promise that the movement made famous: "We Shall Overcome."
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.