Use this PDF as a guide to the "Freedom Song: Interviews from Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965" exhibit, featuring backstory to the creation of the iconic series that premiered on PBS in1987. The Freedom Song exhibit explores the original interviews that were conducted for the series and features essays, an interactive map and timeline, and highlights reel drawing from the 127 unedited interviews of the series.
Explore various topics on civil rights history in the exhibit sections. Each section highlights edited interviews conducted during the making of Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954–1965 (1987).
- Eyes on the Prize: Framing the Civil Rights Past
- Eyes on the Prize: Making Television History
- A People’s History: Interview Subjects
- Politicans, Law Enforcement, and State and Federal Officials
- Local People
- Women of the Southern Civil Rights Era
- Organizational Activists
- Media and the Press
- Church and Religious Leaders
- Economic and Labor Activists and the Business Community
- Students and Educators, Litigators and De-Segregators
- Chronologizing the Past: A Timeline of Events
- Locating the Civil Rights Past: An Interactive Map