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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Eyes on the Prize - Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) [Part 3 of 14] (1987)





















Starring:
  • Julian Bond
  • James Farmer
  • James Lawson
IMDB.com
"Eyes on the Prize" is an exceptional series--mostly because instead of the typical hour or half hour documentary, it's VERY thorough and very detailed---covering not just an event but the civil rights movement from 1954 through 1965--and a LOT happened during that time. This isn't surprising, as PBS has made tons of interesting and well-crafted documentaries over the years.

This particular episode of the mini-series has to do with the sit-ins as well as the freedom riders of the early 1960s. I'd seen an episode of "The American Experience" ("Freedom Riders (#23.12)"--also from PBS) about the freedom riders and I thought it much more detailed and compelling. However, it's still important and enlightening--and well worth your time

Transcript of "Ain't Scare of Your Jails": PBS.org

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