Eyes on the Prize


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Eyes on the Prize

  • 1987
  • Directed By: Multiple Directors
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 120 Minutes
  1. Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:00 p.m.
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Eyes on the Prize tells 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. Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, the series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954–1985. Select episodes from the series will be screened during this program as selected by Julian Bond, who narrated the entire 14-hour series. Julian Bond is scheduled to be present. (16mm presentation)

Dean James Wimbush, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and Dean of the University Graduate School, will be introducing Julian Bond.

Julian Bond
Beginning with his pivotal role in the civil rights movement, Julian Bond—an expert on diversity in the law—has always been on the cutting edge of social change and leadership. As an eyewitness of watershed moments of the civil rights movement, the first black U.S. vice presidential nominee and former chairman of the NAACP, Julian Bond delivers powerful speeches on the centuries-long struggle of African Americans for equality, diversity in the shaping of laws, and civil rights moving into the future, as well as keynotes on African American’s impact on music, national affairs, and leadership.