Eyes on the Prize

Emmett Till and his mother

The landmark Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1985 television series spans 14 hours, over three decades of history, and dozens of events across the country.

This feature presents 25 of the major events, from Emmett Till’s murder in 1955 to the election of Harold Washington as Chicago’s first black mayor in 1983. A final section provides an update on civil rights in America today.

Screen historic footage of these events, listen to freedom songs, read newspaper headlines, see photo galleries, and more as you follow the story of America’s Civil Rights Movement.

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