Eyes On The Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement film series

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Eyes On The Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement film series

Join the Racial Justice Task Force as we present the 14 part Emmy winning documentary series, Eyes On The Prize—America’s Civil Rights Movement. Each episode is one hour and will include a ½ hour for discussion. Times, dates, and episode descriptions All showing are Friday nights @ 7pm December 8th Fighting Back (1957-1962) Chronicles the school desegregation crises at Central High School by the Little Rock Nine in Arkansas and by James Meredith at the University of Mississippi during the Ole Miss riot of 1962. December 22nd Ain’t Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) Covers the Nashville sit-ins and boycotts that sought to end racial segregation at lunch counters in Tennessee and the Freedom Riders efforts to end segregation on interstate transportation and terminals throughout the Southern United States January 12th No Easy Walk (1961-1963) Examines the failed attempt by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Albany, Georgia to end segregation and the subsequent lessons learned to win a major victory in Birmingham, Alabama during the Birmingham campaign.

The film also covers the March on Washington, one of the largest political rallies for civil rights in United States. January 26th Mississippi: Is This America? (1963-1964) Chronicles the murder of Medgar Evers in 1963 and the murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner in 1964 in Mississippi. The film also covers the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) attendance at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City during the United States presidential election of 1964. February 9th Bridge to Freedom (1965) Examines the effort to restore voting rights in Selma, Alabama during the Selma to Montgomery marches. February 23rd The Time Has Come (1964-1966) Examines a lead member of the Nation of Islam - Malcolm X. The film also chronicles the political organizing work of the Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO) in Alabama and the shooting of James Meredith during the March Against Fear.

March 9th Two Societies (1965-1968) Follows Martin Luther King Jr. during the Chicago Freedom Movement in Illinois and the tumultuous Detroit Riot of 1967 in Michigan. March 23rd Power. (1966-1968) Chronicles the election of Carl Stokes as the mayor of Cleveland and the first African American to become mayor of a major U.S. city. The film also covers the formation of the Black Panther Party(BPP) and community control of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville school district in Brooklyn. April 13th The Promised Land (1967-1968) Chronicles the final years of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. It also covers the Poor People's Campaign and Resurrection City in Washington, D.C. April 27th Ain’t Gonna Shuffle No More (1964-1972) Chronicles the emergence of boxer Muhammad Ali, the student movement at Howard University, and the gathering of the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana.

May 11th A Nation of Law? (1968-1971) Chronicles the leadership and murder of Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party (BPP) in Chicago. The second part of the film covers the Attica Prison rebellion in Attica, New York. May 25th The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-1980) The documentary examines the Boston school desegregation crisis involving busing in Massachusetts. The second part of the film chronicles the election of Maynard Jackson as mayor of Atlanta and the first African American to become mayor of any major U.S. city in the southern United States. The last part of the film examines affirmative action and the landmark United States Supreme Court ruling Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978). June 8th Back to the Movement (1979-mid 80’s) Covers the Miami riot of 1980 and the election of Harold Washington as the first African-American mayor of Chicago.

The film finishes with an overview of the Civil Rights Movement and its effect upon the United States and the world.

Join us on December 8th for the next episode of Eyes on the Prize. This episode highlights school integration in Little Rock and Ole Miss.
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