Civil Rights: Then and Now

While students today may think of the Civil Rights Movement as part of the distant past, it’s clear that many of the problems that fueled that fight are still with us. This collection of videos, documents, and primary sources lends context to the events and leaders that defined the Civil Rights Movement’s first three decades (1954-1985). These resources also capture the issues and activists involved in the struggle today—those making headlines, stirring debate, and trending on social media. This collection can be used to support teaching the content featured in the PBS rebroadcast of the groundbreaking Civil Rights documentary series, Eyes on the Prize. However, due to media permissions restrictions, the collection does not feature video from the series itself. It does feature video segments adapted from the half-hour special that accompanied the rebroadcast, Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now.

Click on the topics on the left and scroll down to find the media resources.