Eyes on the Prize Screenings: The Time Has Come, The Promised Land, Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More
Saturday, February 25, 2017
The final event of the daylong celebration of Eyes on the Prize features three episodes of the series, chronicling key figures in the movement from 1964 through 1972:
The Time Has Come (1964–1966) (James A. DeVinney and Madison D. Lacy, 1990, 55 min.)
Explores of the work of Malcom X, a lead member of the Nation of Islam; the political organizing work of the Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO) in Alabama; and the shooting of James Meredith during the March Against Fear.
The Promised Land (1967–1968) (Jacqueline Shearer and Paul Stekler, 1990, 55 min.)
A chronicle of the final years of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, and an examination of the Poor People's Campaign and Resurrection City in Washington, D.C.
Ain’t Gonna Shuffle No More (1964–1972) (Sheila Curran Bernard and Samuel D. Pollard, 1990, 55 min.)
The final episode documents the emergence of boxer Muhammad Ali alongside the student movement at Howard University and the gathering of the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana.
Part of Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Eyes on the Prize, presented in partnership with the Ford Foundation. Free admission courtesy of the Ford Foundation, but please RSVP.