Eyes on the Prize: Bridge to Freedom (1965)
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EYES ON THE PRIZE: BRIDGE TO FREEDOM (1965)
56 minutes, 1987
This seminal Civil Rights series was made for television and aired over a period of three years in the late 80s and early 90s. Regarded as essential viewing for anyone striving to understand American history, Bridge to Freedom is the harrowing account of efforts to restore voting rights in Selma, Alabama, during the Selma to Montgomery marches. Learn about the strategies and planning that went into the 54-mile march and the brutal resistance that awaited protestors as they approached the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a clash known as “Bloody Sunday.” This powerful documentary tells the story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions changed America forever.
Join us for film screenings followed by a provocative discussion about the themes. REEL Talks are free, but reservations are required.
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St. Paul, MN 55102
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