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Awakenings, 1954-1956

Author: Blackside, Inc.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Manufactured and distributed by Pacific Arts, [1992]
Series: Eyes on the prize: America's civil rights years, program 1.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers two events that helped to focus the nation's attention on the rights of black Americans: the 1955 lynching in Mississippi of 14-year-old Emmett Till and the 1955-56 Montgomery, Ala. boycott. Also shows southern race relations at mid-century and witnesses the awakening of individuals to their own courage and power.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Blackside, Inc.
ISBN: 1561116505 9781561116508
OCLC Number: 26829727
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced for television broadcast in 1986.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Producer/director, Judith Vecchione ; editor, Daniel Eisenberg ; series senior producer, Judith Vecchione ; series producer, Jon Else ; writer, Steve Fayer ; creator/executive producer, Henry Hampton.
Performer(s): Julian Bond.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Eyes on the prize: America's civil rights years, program 1.
Other Titles: Awakenings
Eyes on the prize
Eyes on the prize (Television program)
Responsibility: a production of Blackside.

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Covers two events that helped to focus the nation's attention on the rights of black Americans: the 1955 lynching in Mississippi of 14-year-old Emmett Till and the 1955-56 Montgomery, Ala. boycott. Also shows southern race relations at mid-century and witnesses the awakening of individuals to their own courage and power.

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