Reflect on the entireity of Eyes On The Prize Episodes (1,2, 5, 7, 9, 13) and the narrative of the Civil Rights movement that it presents. As we learned from Jacqueline Dowd Hall , the way that the civil rights movement is presented and learned about has broad implications not just for history, but also for politics, and particularly for race relations in our country.
Make a proposal for a new documentary on the “long civil rights movement.” Include an introduction to the series, what you hope to accomplish, and a breakdown of 4 or more episodes and what they would cover. What part of the approach of Eyes on the Prize would you want to keep? What new aspects or perspectives would you add to your series?
(You can assume a good budget and access to experts you want to interview. Bear in mind that at this stage of history, many of the participants in the movement are elderly or have passed away, so conducting new interviews may not be possible.)