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Emmett Till and "Eyes on the Prize"

August 28, 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the Emmett Till’s death. The murder of Emmett Louis Till in 1955 was one of three lynching in 1955, but his mother’s decision to have an open casket funeral and the subsequent attention surrounding Till’s case galvanized the Civil Rights Movement. 575 more words

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Julian Bond, Civil Rights Activist and "Eyes on the Prize" narrator, dies at 75

Julian Bond, civil rights activist and “Eyes on the Prize” narrator, has died at 75. Bond was present at the start of the civil rights movement during the 1960s as a co-founder and communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). 691 more words

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We Shall Overcome

“ became the theme song of this movement. It’s a powerful song and you can go anywhere in the world today where there is trouble and you will find this song and still see people in the streets marching and singing it. 520 more words

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50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March

The Selma to Montgomery March was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. March 7, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of  Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, when civil rights activists first attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama but were met with brutal resistance from state troopers and deputized citizens on the Edmud Pettus Bridge. 614 more words

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Early Bert Williams Film Added to the National Film Registry

The 2014 National Film Registry list has been released and among the films to be preserved is an early feature-length unreleased film by Bert Williams, a vaudeville performer, and the first African-American to headline on Broadway. 396 more words

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Henry Hampton, Selma, and Eyes on the Prize

A new film, Selma directed by Ava DuVernay and produced by Oprah Winfrey, has opened in theaters. Selma is a dramatized version of the tumultuous events in that town that became a turning point in the civil rights movement. 652 more words

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Fred Hampton (1948-1969)

Eyes on the Prize II: A Nation of Law? (1968-1971), one of the episodes from Henry Hampton’s definitive documentary series on the civil rights movement, told the story of the killing of a young, charismatic leader of the Black Panther Party in Chicago, Fred Hampton. 1,779 more words

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