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  •  Eyes on the Prize (none)
    is/was an extraordinary documentary. It's difficult to imagine, it's mind-boggling, to see footage like that of the civil rights protesters being knocked down with high-power fire hoses and to realize that these things took place in our country and in our lifetime (if you were born anytime before 1965) - not in some distant place or time.

    Thanks for this important diary - let's get it to the recommended list.

    Also, take a moment to visit the web site of the Souther Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, AL. There you can see the extraordinary memorial designed by Maya Lin. Be sure to click on 'Civil Rights Memorial Online' in the rightmost column.

    "We have waited for more than 340 years for our constitutional and God-given rights. The nations of Asia and Africa are moving with jetlike speed toward gaining political independence, but we still creep at horse-and-buggy pace toward gaining a cup of coffee at a lunch counter." Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail

    •  That would be why (none)
      PBS's American Experience series is showing a new compilation of MLK and the struggle titled "Citizen King."  It is certainly not "Eye on the Prize", but still has a lot of wonderful footage in it.

      To keep at least some of that amazing footage alive and in the Public Domain, maybe a purchase of a DVD of the program would be a worthy cause.

      PBS.org, they usually have most of their "good works" available for purchase.

      Disclaimer: I have never been paid by Dean, Kos, Jerome,or anyone associated with Dkos, no one else want's my opinions either.

      by shirlstars on Mon Jan 17, 2005 at 11:45:25 AM PST

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