This week we’ve watched a documentary on the early and latter parts of the civil rights movement.
In this post, compare and contrast a contemporary civil rights issue in American politics with an issue depicted in the documentary. Note areas of similarity and difference in the examples you choose.
part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts10IVzUDVw
part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D5xwC6M_Gk
part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neDpuJVc4Ko
part 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YYaaEffMFk
‘Eyes on the prize’ is a civil rights documentary that depicts the events during the civil rights movement from the point of view of men and women whose experiences and extraordinary actions contributed to a change in the fabric of American life. This documentary embodies the struggles of the black people whose reverberations continue to be felt today. It is a compelling story of people-men and women, young and old, Northern and Southern, who worked through conscience and circumstance to eradicate a world where blacks and whites could not go to the same school, vote in the same election, enjoy equal rights, or ride the same bus (Hampton, 1987).