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Images from the documentary ''Eyes on the Prize.'' The film's rights agreements on music and archival material have expired, keeping it largely out of reach of the public.
Images from the documentary ''Eyes on the Prize.'' The film's rights agreements on music and archival material have expired, keeping it largely out of reach of the public.

'Eyes on the Prize,' off the shelf

Due to copyright issues, the landmark civil rights documentary can no longer be shown on television or released on DVD.

By Thom Powers
January 16, 2005

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"EYES ON THE PRIZE,'' the epic 1986 documentary series on the civil rights movement, contains a scene showing Martin Luther King Jr. on his 39th birthday -- his last -- in 1968. King, who was trying to take on poverty and the Vietnam War simultaneously, was under tremendous stress at the time, and his staff sang ''Happy Birthday'' in an ... (Full article: 653 words)

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