Eyes on the Prize is a documentary film created for public television by Blackside Films. It is a chronicle of the civil rights movement in the U.S., and is a powerful statement about a struggle that still goes on today in the U.S. and around the world. It was aired in six one-hour segments on PBS and other stations around the nation. It was conceived and executive produced by the late Henry Hampton, president of Blackside. There was a sequel, Eyes II, which continued the history where Eyes on the Prize left off. This (IMHO) is some of the best television ever produced, and does much to strongly defend the medium from the storm of criticism that has been laid on it in recent years.

From the Blackside Films website, http://www.blackside.com:

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

Henry Hampton, executive producer
Judith Vecchione, series senior producer
Premiere airdate: January 1987
Copyright © 1987 Blackside, Inc. All rights reserved.

Series Overview

Intro: Program Notes
Seg. 1: Awakenings (1954-56)
Seg. 2: Fighting Back (1957-62)
Seg. 3: Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-61)
Seg. 4: No Easy Walk (1961-63)
Seg. 5: Mississippi: Is This America? (1962-64)
Seg. 6: Bridge to Freedom (1965)