eyes on the prize

“The Music Moved the Movement” program is now available online

By Alison Carrick on March 3, 2017

Washington University Libraries was an archival sponsor for “The Music Moved the Movement: A Conversation with Reena Evers-Everette and David Dennis, Sr.” at the National Blues Museum on February 16, 2017. The event included several interviews from our newly-completed Eyes on the Prize Digitizati...

Music Moved the Movement: Reena Evers-Everette and David (Dave) Dennis Sr.

By Alison Carrick on February 2, 2017

As part of the “Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues” project, the National Blues Museum is hosting “A Conversation with Reena Evers-Everette and David (Dave) Dennis Sr.: Inside the Civil Rights Movement.” Dennis is the CEO and director of the Southern Initiative of The Algebra Pr...

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...

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...