Jan. 21, 1987 -

Henry Hampton’s Eyes on the Prize, a landmark six-part documentary series about the U.S. civil-rights movement in the 1950s and ’60s, premieres on PBS. Producers at Hampton’s Blackside Inc., were already working on a second package of documentaries, Eyes on the Prize: America at the Racial Crossroads 1965–1985, which premiered in 1990.