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Press Release
January 4, 2008

National Archives Presents Free Screenings of PBS series Eyes on the Prize in January and February 2008

Washington, DC…The National Archives will present free noontime screenings of the landmark 14-part PBS series Eyes on the Prize on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning on January 8, and running through February 22. Screenings of the series, which first aired in 1987, will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW, Metro station: Archives/Navy Memorial. For more information call 202-357-5000, or visit www.archives.gov.

Produced by Blackside, Eyes on the Prize tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Winner of numerous Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, an International Documentary Award, and a Television Critics Association Award, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America. Each showing is 60 minutes.

Tuesday, January 8: Awakenings (1954–56)
Friday, January 11: Fighting Back (1957–62)
Tuesday, January 15: Ain’t Scared of Your Jails (1960–61)
Friday, January 18: No Easy Walk (1961–63)
Tuesday, January 22: Mississippi: Is This America? (1963–64)
Friday, January 25: Bridge to Freedom (1965)
Tuesday, January 29: The Time Has Come (1964–66)

Friday, February 1: Two Societies (1965–68)
Tuesday, February 5: Power! (1966–68)
Friday, February 8: The Promised Land (1967–68)
Tuesday, February 12: Ain’t Gonna Shuffle No More (1964–72)
Friday, February 15: A Nation of Law? (1968–71)
Tuesday, February 19: The Keys to the Kingdom (1974–80)
Friday, February 22: Back to the Movement (1979–mid 1980s)

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (202) 357-5300.

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