The Story of the Movement
The landmark Eyes on the Prize television series spans 14 hours, over three decades of history, and dozens of events across the country.
This feature presents 25 of the major events, from Emmett Till's murder in 1955 to the election of Harold Washington as Chicago's first black mayor in 1983. A final section provides an update on civil rights in America today.
Screen historic footage of these events, listen to freedom songs, read newspaper headlines, see photo galleries, and more as you follow the story of America's Civil Rights Movement.
1 Emmett Till's Murder
2 The Montgomery Bus Boycott
3 Southern School Desegregation
4 Non-Violent Protests
5 The Freedom Rides
6 The Limits of Non-Violence
7 Project "C" in Birmingham
8 The March on Washington
9 Freedom Summer
10 The Freedom March from Selma to Montgomery, AL
11 The Nation of Islam and Malcolm X
12 Chicago Freedom Movement
13 Riots in Detroit
14 "Power to the People"
15 Poor People's Campaign
16 Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement
17 The Black Panther Party
18 The Attica Prison Riot
19 Blacks Define Themselves
20 The First Black Southern Mayor
21 School Desegregation in Boston
22 The Bakke Case and Affirmative Action
23 Riots in Florida
24 Conflict in Chicago
25 Operation PUSH
26 Civil Rights Today