Beyond FACTS: EYES ON THE PRIZE on PBS
Parents and teachers also can direct their school’s administrators to the Facing History and Ourselves site for its new Eyes on the Prize study guide. Facing History and Ourselves will be conducting teacher workshops this fall to help ensure the important lessons presented in the Eyes on the Prize documentary will be reinforced in our country’s classrooms. As Margot Stern Strom, Executive Director of Facing History and Ourselves, puts it, it’s critical to get this groundbreaking documentary into classrooms where it can be viewed and discussed so “a new generation…can confront the fundamental reality that a strong democracy depends on educating its youth to the meaning and responsibility of freedom.”
An unflinching, revealing tribute, Eyes on the Prize covers the Civil Rights Movement beginning in 1954. It includes riveting first-person accounts that made this series a very deserving and critically acclaimed award-winner when it was first aired nearly 20 years ago.