Synopsis by Betsy Boyd
Part of the Eyes on the Prize documentary series, which chronicles the American civil rights struggle, Eyes on the Prize: Mississippi, Is This America? (1962-1964) investigates the harsh, racially segregated Mississippi of the past. Describing events from the late 1800s to the early '60s, the program paints a vivid picture of Mississippi's hostile, racist environment and its transition into a more civilized territory. In 1963, the "Freedom Vote" workshop prepared residents of the state, both black and white, who had never voted. It seems a hopeful occasion after all the divided heartache.
African-American, social-change, racism, Civil-Rights