American Experience - Season 19, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings 1954-1956; Fighting Back 1957-1962


Episode Info

Part 1 of 3 of the award-winning 1987 documentary "Eyes on the Prize." Included: profiles of Mose Wright and Rosa Parks; conflicts sparked by the Supreme Court's 1955 ruling that schools should be integrated; James Meredith's efforts to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962; and newsreel comments by former Mississippi senator James Eastland. Narrator: Julian Bond.


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