Synopsis by Betsy Boyd
Part of the Eyes on the Prize documentary series, which chronicles the American civil rights struggle, Eyes on the Prize: Awakenings (1954-1956) describes the turbulent period of 1954-1956 and the growing strength of the civil rights movement. Thanks to the formation of certain organizations and the activism of local leaders and ordinary Americans alike, the cause was gaining incredible steam, preparing to motor itself into the fiery 1960s. Viewers learn about the historic Emmett Till murder trial, a significant moment in the civil rights chronicle, and the role of the media in the overall movement.
African-American, social-change, racism, Civil-Rights