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Produced by Blackside, 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. Winner of numerous awards, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America.
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Essential Viewing

I remember watching this the only time it was broadcast in New Zealand. On Sunday afternoons at 1pm, if my memory serves. Probably around 1988-9, so I would have been in my...Read complete review

I remember watching this the only time it was broadcast in New Zealand. On Sunday afternoons at 1pm, if my memory serves. Probably around 1988-9, so I would have been in my late teens. Now as a mostly-White but also part-Maori New Zealander, the historical interest spurred me to watch it, but to my mind I had no connection to the events they were talking about; they were just something that happened to other people. Dear Lord, did I underestimate just how little I knew, let alone understood, the Civil Rights struggle. I don't think I've ever cried so much in my life. To those who have said this should be compulsive viewing, especially in schools, I couldn't agree more. It is far and away the best, and most important, piece of television to have ever come out of America.

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Not enought of the original

When I frist seen the eyes on the prise back in 91 it was 8 hours long,after that each time its shown on PBS it is edit shorter and shorter. I am very...Read complete review

When I frist seen the eyes on the prise back in 91 it was 8 hours long,after that each time its shown on PBS it is edit shorter and shorter. I am very disappointed that the DVD's I ordered are the shorts vergon I've seen yet

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5.0

Eyes on the Prize

By rob the gardener

from Arcata, CA.

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Comments about PBS Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965 (Season 1) DVD:

This DVD collection of the history of the civil rights movement in the United States of America
is incredibly moving! It is deep education in mind
and spirit in it's fullest sense.

 
5.0

Important documentary for every American

By Edwin Warren

from Newbury Park, CA

Comments about PBS Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965 (Season 1) DVD:

Eyes of the Prize is an important series that every American should see. It gives a balancing perspective to history as it is taught in school. I am proud to be an American but it is important to realize that freedoms that we often take for granted came at a cost. Our country was built on the graves and oppression of many peoples of which blacks/African Americans are but one. The stories of the Native, African, Irish, Japanese....and Mexican Americans need to be told and retold as constant reminders of where we came from. The creation of this country is not justification for the means to create it. If we have any hope of for the future as a nation, we must learn from the mistakes of the past drawing insight and inspiration from the great cloud of witness that came before us.

I look forward to seeing the second half of the series published on DVD.

 
4.0

Very informative

By Grandma Meedah

from Atlanta

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Comments about PBS Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965 (Season 1) DVD:

I enjoyed this video when it was originally released and I found it an excellent
documentary to share with my grandchildren.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Transformative

By JAY MAC

from NYC

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Comments about PBS Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965 (Season 1) DVD:

These are the shoulders onto which I stand. Because of the work they did I can reach higher and go further and dream LOUDER!!

 
4.0

Very good

By NONE

from Plano, TX

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Comments about PBS Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965 (Season 1) DVD:

Had seen it on PBS and wanted my own copy

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