["Eyes on the Prize"]
Original Airdate: 1/19/1987
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports on the civil rights documentary series, Eyes on the Prize. Jones notes that Eyes on the Prize is a six-part series documenting the first decade of the civil rights movement, using historical footage and first-hand accounts to tell the story. Jones interviews Henry Hampton (documentary filmmaker). Jones notes that Hampton's production company, Blackside Incorporated, produced the series. Hampton says that the civil rights movement is often overshadowed by the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights movement). Hampton says that Eyes on the Prize attempts to tell the stories of lesser-known civil rights activists. Hampton adds that the series is a testament to the power of ordinary people to effect great changes. Jones's report is accompanied by footage from Eyes on the Prize.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Civil rights
Subject : Personal Names
Beals, Melba Pattillo
Brown, H. Rap
Johnson, Lyndon. B.
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Randolph, A. Philip
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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