Eyes on the Prize
A detailed documentary series about the American Civil Rights Movement, using nothing more than archival film footage, on-camera interviews, period music, and a narrator's voiceover. To hear the stories of these momentous events told by the participants themselves, without embellishment, is quite extraordinary. Starting in 1952 with the murder of Emmit Till and the subsequent trial and ending with the civil rights march to Selma in 1965. Along the way, the series touches on the major figures of the movement such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Fannie Lou Hamer and Rosa Parks and major incidents such as the Little Rock school riots and Montgomery, Alabama transit boycott, busing in Boston, and political mobilisation in Chicago, a detailed depiction of the fight for freedom.