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Judson Social Work department to screen Eyes on the Prize Feb 14

The Judson College Social Work Program will be hosting a marathon viewing of the PBS network series Eyes on the Prize, a documentary about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Originally aired on the PBS network and in the United Kingdom on BBC2, the series uses archival footage and interviews of participants and opponents of the movement. The title of the series is derived from the folk song “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize”.

Since its debut, the series has been lauded for its depiction of the Civil Rights Movement. The documentary has been used extensively in educational settings as a way to convey the experiences and struggle for civil rights in the United States.

This screening adds to the educational experience the Social Work program has provided for all Judson students–not just those in the Social Work program. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Assistant Professor and Field Education Director of Social Work Angela Dennison took a group of students and staff to see Selma in Selma, Ala.

Group at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, scene of Bloody Sunday

Group at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, scene of Bloody Sunday

The Eyes on the Prize screening will be in the Adams-Armstrong Lecture Hall (Round Room) of the Charlotte G. Lowder Science Building starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. The event is open to all Judson students, faculty, and staff.  For more information, contact Allen R. Stata, Ph.D, Director of Social Work Department, astata@judson.edu, or call 334-683-5203.