Eyes on the Prize: America at the Racial Crossroads, 1965-1985




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  • 183 original interviews conducted during the making of Eyes on the Prize: America at the Racial Crossroads 1965-1985, commonly referred to as Eyes on the Prize II. These interviews narrate the complex history of civil rights in the United States as the movement navigated increasing violence and social instability in the latter part of the 1960s, the rise of Black nationalism, and Northern white resistance to civil rights, all while proactively encouraging Black Pride and increased civic participation. The interviews created for Eyes on the Prize II constitute over 102 hours of previously-unavailable footage with the most prominent figures from this period of history, including Stokely Carmichael, Muhammad Ali, Amiri Baraka, Harry Belafonte, and Angela Davis. Just as significant as these well-known names are interviews with dozens of lesser-known figures of the civil rights movement—the grassroots activists who made on-the-ground decisions and formulated history-changing plans of action outside of the public eye. By combining important public figures with the previously unheard voices of local participants, the Eyes II interviews are an invaluable resource for the study of American civil rights history.
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