Film & Media Archive

Emmett Till and “Eyes on the Prize”

By Alison Carrick on September 1, 2016

August 28, 2016 marked the 61st anniversary of the Emmett Till’s death. The murder of Emmett Louis Till in 1955 was one of three lynching in 1955, but his mother’s decision to have an open casket funeral and the subsequent attention surrounding Till’s case galvanized the Civil Rights Movement. Ti...

Progress continues on the NHPRC Eyes on the Prize Project

By Alison Carrick on August 18, 2016

Washington University Film & Media Archive staff are making great progress on the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly Project made possible by a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grant. Digital Archivist Jim Hone has reassembled 116 interviews from the ...

NHPRC Grant Update

By Alison Carrick on June 3, 2016

Washington University Film & Media Archive staff have been hard at work on the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly Project made possible by a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grant. More than 80 interviews from Eyes on the Prize have been digitized by ...

Eyes on the Prize Rebroadcast

By Alison Carrick on May 9, 2016

On May 6-7 Eyes on the Prize was rebroadcast on Nine PBS and in the Public Media Commons at Grand Center. With special guest Judi Hampton, sister of Eyes on the Prize executive producer Henry Hampton and president of Blackside, Inc., the production company he founded. The evening started with a s...

Eyes on the Prize Clips and Outtakes

By Alison Carrick on May 4, 2016

In anticipation of the Eyes on the Prize Rebroadcast this weekend we’d like to share some clips and outtakes from Eyes on the Prize. The Henry Hampton Collection at Washington University Libraries Film & Media Collection holds a vast amount of material that was created and generated by ...

Eyes on the Prize Rebroadcast

By Brian Woodman, Film & Media Curator, Washington University Libraries on April 25, 2016

We are excited to announce that Nine Network (KETC) will be doing a 14-hour marathon rebroadcast of the entire Eyes on the Prize series on Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th.  The rebroadcast will come with many special events, including a live kickoff broadcast in the Public Media Commons in ...

RAWSTOCK: Afterschool Special Edition

By Alison Carrick on April 8, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016 7:00 PM Melt – 2712 Cherokee St. St. Louis, MO 63118 The Washington University Libraries presents RAWSTOCK, a FREE archival screening night celebrating the educational films of yesteryear. With bingo & prizes! For any questions, contact the Film & Media Archive at w...

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise – Henry Hampton Film Series

By Alison Carrick on March 30, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came to our first Henry Hampton Film Series screening at the Missouri History Museum. The event was co-sponsored by Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive, Cinema St. Louis, and the Missouri History Museum and there were 500 people in attendance. The sc...