And what a ‘fight the power’ all-star cast...
Julian Bond, James Bevel, John Lewis, James Meredith, Diane Nash, Rosa Parks, Ralph Abernathy, Angela Davis and Medgar Evers.
With special apearences by Malcolm X, Huey Newtonn and Bobby Seale
and introducing Police Commissioner Bull Connor as "The Dickhead".
• Episode 1: Awakenings (1954-1956)
• Episode 2: Fighting Back (1957-1962)
• Episode 3: Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)
• Episode 4: No Easy Walk (1961-1963)
• Episode 5: Mississippi: Is This America? (1962-1964)
• Episode 6: Bridge To Freedom (1965)
• Episode 7 - The Time Has Come (1964-1966)
• Episode 8 - Two Societies (1965-1968)
• Episode 9 - Power! (1966-1968)
• Episode 10 - The Promised Land (1967-1968)
• Episode 11 - Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More (1964-1972)
• Episode 12 - A Nation of Law? (1968-1971)
• Episode 13 - The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-1980)
• Episode 14 - Back to the Movement (1979-mid 1980's)
ALSO OF INTEREST: currently playing on PBS I happened across a documentary on John Lewis called Come Walk In My Shoes (2008). As one of the original students taking part in the Nashville lunch-counter boycotts and later a Freedom Rider, where he was famously almost beaten to death by asshole Alabama state troopers during the march across the bridge outside Selma much of his story is covered in Eyes on the Prize) also told beautifully in David Halberstam’s brilliant book “The Children”).. But this moving one-hour doc updates Lewis’s story, he later was elected to the US congress, and annually takes his fellow politicians on a tour of the freedom march he and others gave their nearly gave their lives for...