|The UIC Social Justice Initiative launches a weekly film series Eyes on the Prize which will take place at the PUJA Gallery (729 S. Maxwell St).
Eyes on the Prize is an award-winning television series that covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985. Series topics range from the Montgomery bus boycott in 1954 to the Voting Rights Act in 1965; from community power in schools to “Black Power” in the streets; from early acts of individual courage through to the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions.
The series kicks off this upcoming Monday at 6pm and will continue every Monday till May 5th. Details about each screening can be found on our website and our Facebook event page. Spread the word and bring a friend with you!
Details about Monday’s film: Awakenings (1954-1956)
Individual acts of courage inspire black Southerners to fight for their rights: Mose Wright testifies against the white men who murdered young Emmett Till, and Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.