Black People : Eyes On The Prize - Have your children seen it?

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  1. OldSoul

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    EYES ON THE PRIZE

    Episode 01 - Awakenings 1954-1956
    Eyes on the Prize is an award-winning 14-hour television series
    produced by Blackside and narrated by Julian Bond.
    Through contemporary interviews and historical footage,
    the series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985.

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    Pictured left to right are: Gloria Ray, Terrance Roberts, Melba Pattillo, Jefferson Thomas, Carlotta Walls, Thelma Mothershed, Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford and Ernest Green. These are photos of the nine students who entered Little Rock Central High under the protection of federal troops with bayonets in 1957 when Gov. Orval E. Faubus tried to block enforcement of the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Educationdecision outlawing school segregation and directed the Arkansas National Guard to keep the students from enrolling at the all-white high school. President Eisenhower responded by sending in members of the Army's 101st Airborne Division to escort the students into the school Sept. 25, 1957.
     
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    you know everytime i see this it hit home ........my older children have seen it
    number of times and still i have to replay this history to the youth ones coming up

    This one i yet have in my collection ......
     
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    Yep, I think seeing this is must for all blacks. It's a detailed timeline of an important part of our history (and just one important part). I remember taping this whole series to VHS when I was in elementary school. I let one of my teachers borrow it for months, and then ending up letting her have the tapes. After years without it, I now have the series on my cpu.

    I believe the perfect companion to that documentary is The Fire This Time:

    The Fire This Time







    Part 6
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3fawc00ANg
     
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    peace

    Yes, he has. I still have the set my mother bought for me when i was my sons age on VHS...I still dig in the crates every now and then...
     
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