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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:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : Full screen version
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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: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Hampton; Julian Bond; Blackside, Inc.; PBS Video.
ISBN: 0793692636 9780793692637
OCLC Number: 81961425
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a special presentation of American Experience television program in 1986.
Performer(s): Narrator: Julian Bond.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
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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