Awakenings, 1954-1956

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  • Presents the segregation of American society before the 1950's, and the effects of the Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954. Also presented are the Emmett Till murder trial in Mississippi, the Montgomery Alabama boycott of public transportation, and the formation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.


  • VHS format.
  • Series accompanied by separate series guide: Eyes on the prize : America's civil rights years, 1954 to 1965 by Robert C. Hayden.
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