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Eyes on the prize: America's Civil Rights Years is a 1987 documentary series about the African-American Civil Rights Movement covering the years of 1954 to 1965. The series was followed-up by Eyes on the prize II: America at the racial crossroads broadcast in 1990. The series was created and executively-produced by Henry Hampton at Blackside Inc for PBS. It was also shown in the United Kingdom on BBC2.
With its extensive use primary sources such as archival footage and interviews with persons involved in the mentioned events, the series is lauded for its depiction of the civil rights movement and used extensively in schools and other educational settings as a way to convey the experiences and struggle for civil rights in America.
The title of the series is derived from the song "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize", which is used in each episode as the opening theme music.