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WORLD Channel: Eyes on the Prize-Ain't Scared of Your Jails

Preview | 30s

Black college students take a leadership role in the civil rights movement; the lunch counter sit-in movement starts in Greensboro, North Carolina and spreads to 69 cities in the South. "Freedom Riders" try to desegregate interstate travel, which the Supreme has banned twice, but are brutally attacked as they travel through Alabama & Mississippi. From the award-winning series "Eyes on the Prize."

Aired: 01/31/16

Rating: NR

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