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Awakenings, 1954-1956 ; Fighting back, 1957-1962

Author: Judith Vecchione; Julian Bond
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video ; Atlanta : Turner Home Entertainment [distributor], 1995.
Series: Eyes on the prize, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Awakenings" presents the segregation of American society before the 1950's, and the effects of the Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954. Also presented are the Emmett Till murder trial in Mississippi, the Montgomery Alabama boycott of public transportation, and the formation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
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Named Person: Emmett Louis Till
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Vecchione; Julian Bond
ISBN: 0780611241 9780780611245
OCLC Number: 42079404
Notes: Originally produced as television programs in 1986.
Performer(s): Narrator: Julian Bond.
Description: 2 episodes on 1 videocasette (ca. 60 min. each episode) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Eyes on the prize, v. 1.
Other Titles: Awakenings, 1954-1956
Fighting back, 1957-1962
Eyes on the prize (Television program)
Responsibility: produced and directed by Judith Vecchione.

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"Awakenings" presents the segregation of American society before the 1950's, and the effects of the Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954. Also presented are the Emmett Till murder trial in Mississippi, the Montgomery Alabama boycott of public transportation, and the formation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

"Fighting back" presents the history of the integration of public schools and universities in the South after the 1954 Supreme Court decision. The program identifies the national organizations involved in the struggle to integrate schools, describing the leaders and their strategies and how they affected the freedom struggle.

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