This series, narrated by Julian Bond, chronicles the civil rights movement in the United States between 1954 and 1985. "Awakenings" looks at events in post-World War II American history that led to the modern black freedom struggle. Depicts South ern race relations in the years prior to 1954 and illustrates racial discrimination prevalent at the beginning of the civil rights movement. The Emmett Till murder, the arrest of Rosa Parks and activities by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Montgomery, Al abama, are reviewed. "Fighting Back" focuses on the law as a tool both for change and resistance to change, particularly as it relates to Little Rock, desegregation at the University of Mississippi and the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Suprem e Court decision. Explores the political, social and psychological implications both of school segregation and desegregation. DVD includes interview with Henry Hampton. Both episodes directed by Judith Vecchione. See also vhs, AT # 80596 and # 80597. Bla ckside, Inc. Closed captioned.