Eyes on the Prize

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Eyes on the Prize is an American television series and 14-part documentary about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The documentary originally aired on the PBS network and also aired in the United Kingdom on BBC2. read more

Eyes on the Prize is an American television series and 14-part documentary about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The documentary originally aired on the PBS network and also aired in the United Kingdom on BBC2. Created and executive produced by Henry Hampton at the film production company Blackside and narrated by Julian Bond, the series uses archival footage, stills and interviews of participants and opponents of the movement. The title of the series is derived from the folk song "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize," which is used in each episode as the opening theme music.

Original Release

01/21/1987 on PBS

Cast

# Title Air Date
1 The Time Has Come: 1964-1966 Monday, 15 January 1990
2 Two Societies: 1965-1968 Monday, 22 January 1990
3 Power!: 1966-1968 Monday, 29 January 1990
4 The Promised Land: 1967-1968 Monday, 05 February 1990
5 Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More: 1964-1972 Monday, 12 February 1990
6 A Nation of Law?: 1968-1971 Monday, 19 February 1990
7 The Keys to the Kingdom: 1974-1980 Monday, 26 February 1990
8 Back to the Movement: 1979-Mid 1980s Monday, 05 March 1990
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Directors

James A. DeVinney, Orlando Bagwell, Terry Kay Rockefeller, Sam Pollard, Sheila Curran Bernard, Paul Stekler, Callie Crossley, Judith Vecchione, Jacqueline Shearer, Louis J. Massiah, Madison D. Lacy, Thomas Ott

Writers

Steve Fayer, James A. DeVinney, Jacqueline Shearer, Terry Kay Rockefeller, Sam Pollard, Sheila Curran Bernard, Paul Stekler, Callie Crossley, Louis J. Massiah, Madison D. Lacy, Thomas Ott

Cast

Julian Bond Narrator
Eugene 'Bull' Connor Himself
Martin Luther King Himself
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Himself
James Hicks Himself
Unita Blackwell Herself
Burke Marshall Himself
James Eastland Himself
Constance Baker Motley Herself
Terrence Roberts Himself - One of the Little Rock 9
Melba Pattillo Beals Herself - One of the Little Rock 9
Flint Taylor Himself
Elaine Brown Herself
Ella Baker Herself - Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Delegate
George Clements Himself
Maynard Jackson Himself - Atlanta Mayor
Charles C. Diggs Jr. Himself
Sam Engelhardt Himself
Rufus Lewis Himself
Amzie Moore Himself

Producers

Editors

Betty Ciccarelli, Jeanne Jordan, Thomas Ott, Lillian Benson, Daniel Eisenberg

1988 Oscar Best Documentary, Features Nominated
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