Your browser does not support JavaScript - all functionality on this web page will be lost.

Title Work

Title No: 16

Title: Awakenings (1954-56)

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Television


1986 (Copyright)

1987 (Broadcast)

Original Summary:
"Awakenings" focuses on the catalytic events of 1954-56. The Mississippi lynching of 14-year old Emmett Till led to a widely publicized trial where a courageous black man took the stand and accused two white men of murder. In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to yield her bus seat to a white man and triggered a yearlong boycott that resulted in the desegregation of public buses. Ordinary citizens and local leaders joined the black struggle for freedom. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was formed. In response, many white southerners closed ranks in opposition to the burgeoning black rights movement. Racial discrimination finally became a political issue.

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Subjects: United States--Race relations; Urban African Americans--History--20th century; Civil rights; History

Production CompanyBlackside, Inc.
Executive ProducerHampton, Henry
Distribution CompanyPBS Video

Items x11

16-1Video Tape : Type C 
16-2Video Tape : BetacamSP 
16-3Video Tape : Type C 
16-4Video Tape : U-matic 
16-5Video Tape : BetacamSP 
16-6Disc : DVD 
16-9Video Tape : Video home system 
16-10Video Tape : Video home system 
16-11Video Tape : Video home system 
16-12Video Tape : Video home system 
16-13Video Tape :  

Component Contents x33

5426-1-16-1Video Tape :  
5426-2-16-1Video Tape :  
5426-3-16-1Digital : Video/dvcpro 50 
5426-4-16-1Digital : Video/mpeg 
5426-5-16-1Disc : DVD 
5426-8-16-1Safety Film : A roll 
5426-9-16-1Safety Film : B roll 
5426-10-16-1Safety Film : Original negative track 
5426-11-16-1Safety Film : Magnetic track 
5426-12-16-1Safety Film : Sprocketed Magnetic Film 
5426-13-16-1Safety Film : Internegative 
5426-14-16-1Safety Film : Internegative 
5426-15-16-1Audio Tape : 5"" Reel, 1"" Tape 
5426-16-16-1Safety Film : Fine grain master 
5426-17-16-1Safety Film : Sprocketed Magnetic Film 
5426-18-16-1Safety Film : Sprocketed Magnetic Film 
5426-19-16-1Safety Film : Reversal print 
5426-20-16-1Safety Film : Answer print 
5426-21-16-1Safety Film : Interpositive 
5426-22-16-1Safety Film : Sprocketed Magnetic Film 
5426-23-16-1Safety Film : Negative track 
5426-24-16-1Digital : Video/quicktime 
5426-25-16-1Video Tape : Type C 
5426-26-16-1Digital : Video/quicktime 
5426-27-16-1Safety Film : Viewing print 
5426-28-16-1Safety Film : Viewing print 
5426-29-16-1Digital : Video/quicktime 
5426-30-16-1Digital : Audio/wav 
5426-31-16-1Digital : Video/quicktime 
5426-32-16-1Digital : Audio/wav 
5426-33-16-1Digital : Video/quicktime 
5426-34-16-1Disc : 12"" Laser Disc 
5426-35-16-1Digital : Video/mpeg 

Contents x2

Seq NoTitle NoTitle
1894Interview with Rosa Parks
2366Interview with Fred Shuttlesworth

Contained By x2

Title NoTitle
5426Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights years, 1954-1965
15Not for public viewing

Related Works x19

TypeTitle NoTitle
199Interview with Charles Diggs
1013Interview with Virginia Durr
1633Pre-interview with Virginia Durr
383Interview with Georgia Gilmore
492Interview with James L. Hicks
1034Interview with William Bradford Huie
910Interview with Rutha Mae and Willie Hill Jackson
1209Pre-interview with Dr. Hugh Speer
1036Interview with William T. Coleman
421Interview with Harry Briggs Jr.
570Interview with Joseph Azbell
1601Pre-interview with Simeon Booker
1449Pre-interview with Mamie Till Bradley
314Interview with Eliza and Harry Briggs, Sr.
861Interview with Robert Carter
289Interview with Dr. Kenneth Clark
2282Post-production script Eyes 101
1149Pre-interview with Charles Diggs
1260Pre-interview with Fred Gray