Civil Rights Movement

Henry Hampton in Selma

By Alison Carrick on March 7, 2018

March 7 marks the 53rd anniversary of a pivotal event in the Civil Rights Movement: Bloody Sunday. Henry Hampton traveled to Selma, Alabama after Martin Luther King issued a call for support from civil rights activists. On Sunday March 7, 1965 civil rights activists first attempted to march from ...

Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, has died at age 84

By Alison Carrick on August 25, 2017

Dick Gregory, comedian, civil rights activist, and St. Louis native, has died at age 84. One of Gregory’s first actions was to protest conditions in Sumner High School in 1951 when he was a senior there. He went on to attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) and then go on...

Eyes on the Prize Interviews Now Digitized and Available Online

By Alison Carrick on December 14, 2016

Washington University Libraries is pleased to announce the completion of the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly Project made possible by a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grant. For the first time researchers, scholars, and the general public will be abl...

Tom Hayden, civil rights and antiwar activist, has died

By Alison Carrick on October 24, 2016

Interview with Tom Hayden – Eyes on the Prize Famed civil rights, antiwar activist, and politician Tom Hayden passed away on Sunday, October 23. Hayden was one of the authors of the Port Huron Statement, the manifesto for the leftist activist organization Students for a Democratic Society (...

NHPRC Grant reveals previously unseen outtakes from Eyes on the Prize

By Alison Carrick on September 16, 2016

Thanks to a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grant, the team at Washington University Libraries is nearing completion on the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly Project. All of the interviews from Eyes on the Prize I will soon be available as an online dig...

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 ...

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 ...