'Eyes on the Prize' Civil Rights Series Returns to PBS

Detail from the cover of 'Eyes on the Prize.'

Detail from the cover of Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement. PBS Video hide caption

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It took filmmaker Henry Hampton 12 years to bring Eyes on the Prize to television. When he did, the PBS documentary on the civil rights movement was a revelation for much of America. Nearly 20 years later, PBS will rebroadcast the series.


Orlando Bagwell, producer of TV series Eyes on the Prize

Ernest Green, appears in Eyes on the Prize; one of the 'Little Rock Nine'

Judy Richardson, co-producer of Eyes on the Prize; activist, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

Juan Williams, NPR correspondent; author of the companion book to the series, Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965



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