Season 1

EYES ON THE PRIZE is 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. Season 1 (1954-1965).

Video thumbnail: Eyes on the Prize Awakenings (1954-1956)

Eyes on the Prize

Awakenings (1954-1956)

Individual acts of courage inspire Black Southerners to fight for their rights.

Awakenings (1954-1956)

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Eyes on the Prize

Fighting Back (1957–1962)

States’ rights, loyalists, and federal authorities collide over school integration.

Fighting Back (1957–1962)

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Eyes on the Prize

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)

Black college students take a leadership role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)

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Eyes on the Prize

No Easy Walk (1961-1963)

The Civil Rights Movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations.

No Easy Walk (1961-1963)

Video thumbnail: Eyes on the Prize Mississippi - Is This America? (1963-1964)

Eyes on the Prize

Mississippi - Is This America? (1963-1964)

Mississippi’s grassroots Civil Rights Movement becomes an American concern.

Mississippi - Is This America? (1963-1964)

Video thumbnail: Eyes on the Prize Bridge to Freedom (1965)

Eyes on the Prize

Bridge to Freedom (1965)

A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery,

Bridge to Freedom (1965)