Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads (1965-1985)
1990 | Blackside, Inc.
Two years ago, Executive Producer Henry Hampton accepted a Peabody Award for the first installment of this landmark series on the American Civil Rights movement. In the view of the Peabody Board, Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads 1965-1985, matches the power of the first series and joins with it to comprise the definitive archival record of these historic events. Eyes is important television for many reasons. To many living Americans, the civil rights movement has already faded into the past. Eyes on the Prize II reminds us that the conflict is ongoing and unresolved. In addition, in its extensive interviews with participants, the series preserves important eyewitness testimony for the ages. Its use of archival footage is a model for documentarians everywhere. For these reasons and more, a Peabody Award to Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads (1965-1985).
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