Fighting Back (1957–1962) - States’ rights, loyalists, and federal authorities collide in the 1957 battle to integrate Little Rock’s Central High School, and again in James Meredith’s 1962 challenge to segregation at the University of Mississippi. Both times, a Southern governor squares off with a US president, violence erupts - and integration is carried out.
Individual acts of courage inspire Black Southerners to fight for their rights.
States’ rights, loyalists, and federal authorities collide over school integration.
Black college students take a leadership role in the Civil Rights Movement.
The Civil Rights Movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations.
Mississippi’s grassroots Civil Rights Movement becomes an American concern.
A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery,
About Eyes on the Prize
EYES ON THE PRIZE tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Narrated by political leader and civil rights activist Julian Bond (1940-2015).
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