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Eyes on The Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965


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  • Actors: Narrated by Julian Bond
  • Directors: Henry Hampton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: PBS
  • DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0031WNYHK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,229 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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One of the essential documentary series from 20th-century television, Eyes on the Prize is an extraordinary, grassroots history of the civil rights movement in 1950s and '60s America. Leaving punditry and debate to others, this six-hour program concerns itself with the individuals who were there, who participated on the front lines, who witnessed and survived to tell about the crusade's tragedies and victories. Starting with a pair of mid-'50s heroic actions in the South that helped galvanize black and white activism against institutional racism (actions that included Rosa Parks's refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama), the series winds its way through the exponential growth of the movement to the passage of the Voting Rights Act and beyond. The epochal battle between states-rights advocates and federal authorities is well-covered, as are the many sacrifices made and enormous risks taken by Mississippi Freedom Riders and advocates of black voter registration. --Tom Keogh

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Eyes on the Prize tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Winner of numerous awards, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America.

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I say a nation, as it is made abundantly clear in the documentary that segregation and the denial of rights to people of color was also holding back white America.
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History is a very important part of any culture.
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75 of 75 people found the following review helpful By TexasTeacher on January 29, 2010
Eyes on the Prize is the best and most definitive film ever created about the civil rights movement in America. It goes from the 50s, post WWII all the way through until the end of the technical Civil Rights movement. There is another 7 hours of footage beyond what is included in this set, and I look forward to owning that half of the series as well. I am a teacher, and I am proud to be able to show parts of this film to my students during my study of black literature. I fell in love with this series in college when my history professor showed us the first episode, and I have been a devoted fan ever since. The interviews, taken years after the events, are so perfectly blended with real footage from the protests and speeches, along with beautiful recordings of freedom songs in the background, I really don't think there is any way this documentary could be improved on in any way. The DVD should be in anyone's collection who values learning about the rich, and often disturbing, history of civil rights in America. I still tear up when I watch this, it is truly amazing.
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96 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Helen E. T. Smith on August 15, 2010
I have owned the VHS edition for thirteen years. My brother ordered the DVD from Amazon. We watched the whole documentary and I noticed that the dvd version only covers history up to 1965. The rest of the documentary is missing, I know because I play this every year for my students for Black History Month. My VHS set covers everything up to the 1980's!!! I rather spend the $100.00+ for the complete series instead of this cut version. Please issue the COMPLETE documentary on dvd. Meanwhile, I will just hold on to my VHS set.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By H. Robertson on January 31, 2010
I grew up during the time of this film. But to be honest, as an White American I didn't understand until I watched this series all the issues that were going on. What I saw was heartbreaking and can't wait to own this just so I can help my child understand also. So many kids(and adults) don't understand how bad it was to be black in America. They got a raw deal and many are still trying to catch up to the American dream today. I believe this is the most important program PBS has ever done. I'm just glad that we can now buy this program at an affordable price. I also hope there is a blu ray edition coming out. I may even buy a copy for my child's Junior High so even more can benefit from what is being taught here. PBS, please release Part 2 soon.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Shakti on March 10, 2010
Outstanding documentary that had been sold at PBS.ORG for $375.00 for years! Finally, Amazon is selling the 3 disc set for [...]
However, why the COMPLETE documentary (4 discs) Eyes on the Prize - America at the Crossroads 1965-1985 has yet to be sold separately or shown on PBS since the original broadcast is a mystery.

I am one of the lucky ones who taped and transferred to dvd-R, the ENTIRE series many, many years ago.
This program is what should have been shown during Black History Month to all! New American citizens and the young, who missed the first PBS showing, and those from foreign lands would greatly benefit from the rich history and perhaps understand their African-Americans neighbors a little better.

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By John Marcus on January 16, 2010
Funny thing about history. Since it is often difficult to be definitive about things that occurred in the past (mainly due to a shortage of unbiased documentation), there will always be debate and disagreement. The beauty of Eyes on the prize is film. The camera doesn't lie. Sometimes, when people know they are being filmed, they may (or could) "ham things up". I'll give you that, but I don't see any of that in this series. What I do see is real events captured on film. I grew up in Massachusetts, but never went to Boston because we saw on the news where elementary aged children who were being bused to suburbian schools for integration (back in the 70's) were being turned away (or at least met with some degree of reluctance) by the citizens of those communities. I recall, barely a teenager at the time, seeing grown people throwing debris at a bus full of kids younger than me (10 yrs old and younger)because they were not welcomed at their schools. Skin color. Can you imagine a community of black people doing that to a bus full of white kids? Now, if you'd told me about that, I'd always have room in my mind for doubt. Maybe, I could reason, you were exaggerating. When we saw it on the news, we could only watch because there was no debating, no exaggeration. We saw adult white people throwing bricks at school buses filled with young kids. So startling was it that, once we were old enough to drive, and had our own cars, our own money and time to go places and do things (concerts, parties, shopping, exploring, what have you) we never went to Boston. Remember the watergate tapes? Once you hear them, you can easily recognize the president's voice. There's no denying it.

If you ever wanted to know what really went on during the Civil Rights Movement of the 50's and 60's, don't ask or read a book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ash on March 22, 2010
I was looking for a copy of Eyes on the Prize a few years back, when I came across a DVD copy on the PBS website for a ridiculous price of $375.00 (Teachers version). Why must such rich history which is apart of us all be so expensive? Although the price was ridiculous I had plans to buy it, so that my daughter could have a chance to witness this important piece of our history. Now that Eyes on the Prize is at an reasonable and accessible price, I hope it finds its way into many American homes. My copy has already been Pre-ordered.

This type of knowledge should be shared with everyone young and old, as well as in the classroom setting. Fast forward to today when I heard Judi Hampton on the radio, the sister of the late Henry Hampton's (Maker of the film) on the Warren Ballentine show speaking about the film being available April 6th 2010. Finally instead just reading about the Civil Rights movement which is a great start, my 7 year old daughter can now see actual footage of what transpired during that time, raw and uncut. Thank you Henry & Judi Hampton for providing this necessary and unique material which can be shared with many generations.
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