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Eyes on the Prize

Awakenings: 1954-1956 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 57 min | Documentary, History

The beginnings of the U.S. Civil rights struggle is profiled, including the Emmett Till murder trial and the Rosa Parks arrest/Montgomery bus boycott.
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Updated Jan 21, 1987

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Jan 21, 1987 (United States)

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Ralph Abernathy
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Julian Bond
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Roy Bryant
Self - Accused Murderer of Emmett Till (archive footage) Self - Accused Murderer of Emmett Till (archive footage)   See fewer
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Charles C. Diggs Jr.
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James Eastland
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Sam Engelhardt
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Fannie Lou Hamer
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Martin Luther King
Self (archive footage) (as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.) Self (archive footage) (as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.)   See fewer
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J.W. Milam
Self - Accused Murderer of Emmett Till (archive footage) Self - Accused Murderer of Emmett Till (archive footage)   See fewer
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Mamie Till Mobley
Self - Mother of Emmett Till (archive footage) (as Mamie Till Bradley) Self - Mother of Emmett Till (archive footage) (as Mamie Till Bradley)   See fewer
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Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
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Clyde Sellers
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Fred Lee Shuttlesworth
Self (as Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth) Self (as Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth)   See fewer
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H. Clarence Strider
Self (archive footage) (as Sheriff H.C. Strider) Self (archive footage) (as Sheriff H.C. Strider)   See fewer
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Emmett Till
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C.T. Vivian
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Alice Walker
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Roy Wilkins
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Charles Wilson
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Mose Wright
Self - Uncle of Emmett Till (archive footage) Self - Uncle of Emmett Till (archive footage)   See fewer
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8.5 / 10 | 27 votes