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Eyes on the Prize

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An encore presentation of the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated series as part of PBS’s The American Experience, this glorious six-hour account of the civil-rights movement includes interviews, documentary footage, home movies, and period music, all of which depict a second American revolution. From 1954, when the Supreme Court ordered desegregation of public schools, to 1965, when Congress approved the Voting Rights Act, from sit-ins to freedom rides, from passive resistance to civil disobedience—this revolution sought a seat on the bus, a meal in the dime store, a desk in the classroom, and a minute in the polling booth. In short, nothing more complicated than the Fourteenth Amendment.

Channel 13, Mondays, October 2, 9, 16, 9 P.M


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