On Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Wednesday, Feb. 8, the MCC and Africana Studies will host a 2-day marathon screening of the award-winning 1987 documentary series “Eyes on the Prize.”
Produced by Blackside, the series offers a lens on the events of the 1950s and 1960s, giving viewers new insights into what creator Henry Hampton called “the remarkable human drama that was the Civil Rights Movement.” Original footage includes landmark figures including Dr’ King, Nuhammad Ali, Reverend Ralph Abernathy, Coretta Scott King, and Kwame Ture (also known as Stokely Carmichael). This series is a must-see for students of Black history.
Screenings will start at 11 a.m. and will continue until around 3 p.m. each day).
Come for the duration or stop in for half an hour to learn something new. Refreshments and information about the Africana Studies program (and swag) will be available.
You can find more information about the documentary series at https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/eyesontheprize/.