- Awakenings (1954-1956). Rare reflections open the door to understanding America's struggle for equality. Curtis Jones, Coretta Scott King, and other key witnesses describe the extraordinary role ordinary people played in shaping the civil rights movement. Mose Wright stands up to racial injustice. Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. spark a boyscott to desegregate city buses. King and other ministers form the Southern Chrisitan Leadership Conference (SCLC) to expand the movement for civil and human rights.
Fighting back (1957-1962). Unforgettable images of the battle lines drawn in the South come to life through the eyes of those who were on the frontlines - Central High School senior Ernest Green, University of Mississippi registrar Robert Ellis, U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell. See states' rights loyalists and federal authorities collide in the struggle to integrate Central High School. James Meredith and NAACP lawyers face mob violence integrating the University of Mississippi.
- Narrator: Julian Bond.
- DVD; stereo.
MPAA rating: PG.
Originally produced as a special presentation of American Experience television program in 1986.
Special features: Interview with Henry Hampton, Profiles; Primary source and graphs; Downloadable study guide.
Public performance rights included.
Gift, c.3: University of North Texas. College of Visual Arts and Design, October 2012.
- 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
- digital; optical
- video file; DVD video; region 1
- DVD 7109 v.1
- 0793692628 (set)
Other Standard Numbers:
- Universal Product Code: 841887007634
Universal Product Code: 841887007566
Publisher Number, PBS Video (set): EYES700
Publisher Number, PBS Video (v.1): EYES701