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Resource: DVD (DV1547) Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years Disc 1     
Series: (DV1547=) Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965
Publisher: Blackside, Inc., 2010
Vendor: PBS
Length: 120 mins
Subjects: African-American; Civil Rights; History; Human Rights; Prejudice; Public Education; Race Relations; Racism; Social Concerns; Social Justice
# Copies: 1
 Description: Episodes include:
Awakenings (1954-1956)
Emmett Till…Rosa Parks…Martin Luther King, Jr. Rare reflections open the door to understanding America's strugggle for equality. Curtis Jones (Emmett Till's cousin), Coretta Scott King, and other key witnesses describe the extraordinary role ordinary people played in shaping the civil rights movement. Mose Wright stands up to racial injustice. Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. spark a boycott to desegregate city buses. King and other ministers form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to expand the movement for civil and human rights.

Fighting Back (1957-1962)
Little Rock…"Ole Miss"…the 1954 Supreme Court Decision. Unforgettable images of the battle lines drawn in the south come to life through the eyes of those who were there on the frontlines - Central High school senior Ernest Green, University of Mississippi registrar Robert Ellis, U.S.Attorney General Herbert Brownell. See states' rights loyalists and federal authorities collide in the struggle to integrate Central High School James Meredith and NAACP lawyers face mob violence integrating the University of Mississippi.

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Age Groups: Junior High; Senior High; Young Adult; Adult

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