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Eyes on the prize : America's civil rights years

Author: Judith VecchioneHenry HamptonJulian BondSteve FayerBlackside, Inc.All authors
Publisher: Boston : Blackside, [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video [distributor, ©1986 ; 1998?]
Series: American history video library, v. 162-167.; PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 162-167.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Program 1 - 1955 lynching in Mississippi of Emmett Till and the 1955-1956 Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott. Program 2 - the 1954 Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education decision, integration of Little Rock's Central High School in 1957, and James Meredith's 1962 challenge to the white-only enrollment policy at the University of Mississippi. Program 3 - college students' participation, lunch counter sit-ins,
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Vecchione; Henry Hampton; Julian Bond; Steve Fayer; Blackside, Inc.; PBS Video.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
OCLC Number: 42271683
Notes: Videocassette release of the PBS television series.
This series is supplemented by the "PBS Videodatabase of America's History & Culture Merged Index" which provides subject references to specific videocassette volume numbers within the series and to specific locations within individual videocassettes based according to on-screen counter numbers indicating number of minutes and seconds elapsed within a particular referenced videocassette.
Performer(s): Narrator, Julian Bond.
Description: 6 videocassettes (60 min. each) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: v. 162. Awakenings, 1954-1956 --
v. 163. Fighting back, 1957-1962 --
v. 164. Ain't scared of your jails, 1960-1961 --
v. 165. No easy walk, 1961-1963 --
v. 166. Mississippi: Is this America?, 1962-1964 --
v. 167. Bridge to freedom, 1965.
Series Title: American history video library, v. 162-167.; PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 162-167.
Other Titles: Awakenings, 1954-1956.
Fighting back, 1957-1962.
Ain't scared of your jails, 1960-1961.
No easy walk, 1961-1963.
Mississippi, is this America?, 1962-1964.
Bridge to freedom, 1965.
America's civil rights years
Responsibility: Blackside, Inc. ; series senior producer, by Judith Vecchione ; executive producer, Henry Hampton ; series writer, Steve Fayer ; presented by WGBH Boston.

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Program 1 - 1955 lynching in Mississippi of Emmett Till and the 1955-1956 Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott. Program 2 - the 1954 Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education decision, integration of Little Rock's Central High School in 1957, and James Meredith's 1962 challenge to the white-only enrollment policy at the University of Mississippi. Program 3 - college students' participation, lunch counter sit-ins, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Freedom Rides. Program 4 - Albany, Georgia, Birmingham, Alabama, March on Washington. Program 5 -

Mississippi: deaths of Medgar Evers, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Program 6 - March from Selma to Montgomery, passage of Voting Rights Act.

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