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Eyes on the prize. : [1987-01-21] America's civil rights years. Awakenings, 1954-1956

Author: Henry HamptonMichael AmbrosinoJudith VecchioneJon ElseSteve FayerAll authors
Publisher: Boston, MA : Blackside, Inc. : WGBH, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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" ... is the first comprehensive history of the people, the stories, the events, and the issues of the 20th century struggle for justice in America."--1987 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. This first episode uses archival footage, photographs, and interviews to looks at the history of segregation in the U.S., focusing on the South, and the impact of the 1954 Supreme Court decision against segregation in Brown vs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual films and video
Television
History
Named Person: Rosa Parks; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Emmett Till; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rosa Parks; Emmett Till
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Hampton; Michael Ambrosino; Judith Vecchione; Jon Else; Steve Fayer; Julian Bond; Bernice Johnson Reagon; Blackside, Inc.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Peabody Collection. African-American History and Culture Programs.; Peabody Collection. Women's History and Culture Programs.
OCLC Number: 43404475
Notes: Broadcast date and additional credits supplied by Blackside, Inc.
Episode one of a six episode series.
Entry to the 1987 Peabody Awards, Documentary category.
Running time: 58:54.
"C1986 Blackside, Inc. all rights reserved"--End credits.
Credits: Editor, Daniel Eisenberg; camera, Jon Else ... [et al.]; sound editors, Nigel Mercer, Joseph Burton; sound mixer, Richard Bock; theme music produced, arranged & performed by Bernice Johnson Reagon; [post-production supervisor, Cynthia Meagher Kuhn].
Performer(s): Narrator, Julian Bond; [interviews with:] Amzie Moore, Virginia Durr, James Hicks, Thomas Waring, Constance Baker Motley, Curtis Jones, Rep. Charles Diggs, William Bradford Huie, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Joe Azbell, Rosa Parks, E.D. Nixon, Jo Ann Robinson, Frances Belzer, Coretta Scott King, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Rufus Lewis, Georgia Gilmore, Donie Jones.
Awards: Winner of a 1987 Peabody Award.
Description: 1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (59 min.) : sd., col. and b&w sequences ; 1/2 in. arch master.
Other Titles: Eyes on the prize (Television program).
Awakenings, 1954-1956
Responsibility: a production of Blackside, Inc. ; WGBH Boston presents ; PBS ; executive producer, Henry Hampton ; consulting executive producer, Michael Ambrosino ; series senior producer, Judith Vecchione ; series producer, Jon Else ; produced and directed by Judith Vecchione ; series writer, Steve Fayer.

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" ... is the first comprehensive history of the people, the stories, the events, and the issues of the 20th century struggle for justice in America."--1987 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. This first episode uses archival footage, photographs, and interviews to looks at the history of segregation in the U.S., focusing on the South, and the impact of the 1954 Supreme Court decision against segregation in Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. Highlighted is the Emmett Till murder case and Rosa Parks and the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, led by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes footage of excerpts of speeches of King, Mose Wright, Mamie Till Bradley, Roy Bryant, J.W. Milam, Roy Wilkins, H.C. Strider, Sam Engelhardt, Sen. James Eastland and Clyde Sellers.

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