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Eyes on the prize. : Vol. 1, Awakenings (1954-1956). Fighting back (1957-1962) America's civil rights movement

Author: Henry Hampton; Julian Bond; Blackside, Inc.; PBS Video.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Full screenView all editions and formats
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Awakenings (1954-1956) : 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: Documentary
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Hampton; Julian Bond; Blackside, Inc.; PBS Video.
ISBN: 0793692628 9780793692620 0793692555 9780793692552
OCLC Number: 75385254
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a special presentation of American Experience television program in 1986.
Special features: Interview with Henry Hampton, Profiles; Primary source and graphs; Downloadable study guide.
Credits: Produced and directed by Judith Vecchione (both programs) ; edited by Daniel Eisenberg (both programs) ; music produced, arranged and performed by Bernice Johnson Reagon.
Performer(s): Narrator: Julian Bond.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; stereo.
Other Titles: Awakenings (1954-1956)
Fighting back (1957-1962)
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: Blackside ; [creator and executive producer, Henry Hampton].

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Awakenings (1954-1956) : 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.

Fighting back (1957-1962) : Covers stories detailing the confrontation between state and federal governments over enforcement of the law of equality, which marked an escalation in the struggle for civil rights from which there was no turning back.

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