Eyes on the Prize

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  • TV-PG
  • 1987
  • 1 Season
  • 9.2  (672)

Eyes on the Prize is a 14-part documentary styled television series about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The first episode, Awakenings, documents the movement from 1954 to 1956. Episode two, Fighting Back, depicts civil rights events that take place from 1957 to 1960. Episode three is entitled, Ain't Scared of Your Jails, and takes place from 1960 to 1961. Episode four, No Easy Walk, covers the years of 1961 to 1963. Episode five, Mississippi: Is This America?, goes from 1963-1964. Finishing the first season of the television show is episode six, Bridge to Freedom, which covers the year 1965. The second season of the television series delves heavily into the work of Martin Luther King, Jr., until the time of his death on April 4th, 1968. The first five episodes depict the momentum built up by Dr. King's work in the South that eventually leads to his assassination. These episodes also look into the work of Malcolm X, until his assassination on February 21st, 1965. The final three episodes of the series deals with the 1970s and the 1980s, including the establishment of a federal holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 21, 1983.

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Bridge to Freedom - 1965
6. Bridge to Freedom - 1965
February 25, 1987
Ten years after the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, the civil rights leadership has become more sophisticated in its use of protest strategy.
Mississippi: Is This America? - 1963-1964
5. Mississippi: Is This America? - 1963-1964
February 18, 1987
Starting in 1961, Mississippi became a testing ground of constitutional principles and of the human spirit, as the civil rights movement concentrated its energies on the right to vote.
No Easy Walk - 1961-1963
4. No Easy Walk - 1961-1963
February 11, 1987
This episode depicts major civil rights movement events in three American cities.
Ain't Scared of Your Jails - 1960-1961
3. Ain't Scared of Your Jails - 1960-1961
February 4, 1987
Beginning in 1960, young people on Black college campuses took a more active role in the civil rights movement's leadership and determined their own methods of promoting change.
Fighting Back - 1957-1962
2. Fighting Back - 1957-1962
January 28, 1987
Looking at the law as a tool both for change and resistance to change, particularly as it relates to education, this episode covers the years 1949-1963.
Awakenings - 1954-1956
1. Awakenings - 1954-1956
January 21, 1987
A look at the events in post-World War II America that led to the civil rights protests and marches. The program depicts Southern race discrimination that prevailed at the beginning of the civil rights movement's activities.
Description

Eyes on the Prize is a 14-part documentary styled television series about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The first episode, Awakenings, documents the movement from 1954 to 1956. Episode two, Fighting Back, depicts civil rights events that take place from 1957 to 1960. Episode three is entitled, Ain't Scared of Your Jails, and takes place from 1960 to 1961. Episode four, No Easy Walk, covers the years of 1961 to 1963. Episode five, Mississippi: Is This America?, goes from 1963-1964. Finishing the first season of the television show is episode six, Bridge to Freedom, which covers the year 1965.

The second season of the television series delves heavily into the work of Martin Luther King, Jr., until the time of his death on April 4th, 1968. The first five episodes depict the momentum built up by Dr. King's work in the South that eventually leads to his assassination. These episodes also look into the work of Malcolm X, until his assassination on February 21st, 1965.

The final three episodes of the series deals with the 1970s and the 1980s, including the establishment of a federal holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 21, 1983.

Eyes on the Prize is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on January 21, 1987.

Where to Watch Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Eyes on the Prize on demand at HBO Max, Amazon, Apple TV and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    January 21, 1987
  • IMDB Rating
    9.2  (672)