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The Civil Rights Struggle in the North.

Documentary Producer Henry Hampton. In 1987 he produced the prize-winning documentary series on PBS, "Eyes on the Prize." The series documented the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1965. The New York Times' Walter Goodman called the series, "a moving documentary" in which "the nobility of America's civil-rights struggle comes through with the directness and strength of a spiritual." It's sequel, "Eyes on the Prize II," is now being broadcast and covers the movement from 1965 to the 1980s. The series was produced in the studios of Blackside Productions, a company that Hampton founded. Hampton is now working on three other projects about the War on Poverty, the Great Depression, and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Other segments from the episode on February 2, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 2, 1990: Interview with John Hockenberry; Interview with Henry Hampton; Review of the film "Stella."

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