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Judi Hampton to speak on "Eyes on the Prize," media and the civil rights movement

Judi Hampton, president of Blackside Inc., which produced "Eyes on the Prize," will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Shriver Center Heritage Room.

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Judi Hampton, president of Blackside Inc., will speak about the media and the civil rights movement Oct. 24, part of a "Celebrating Freedom" series of events at Miami.

Her talk is part of a "Freedom Summer: Understanding the Past, Building the Future" series of events sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures and institutional diversity.

In her presentation, "Media: Spokesperson for the Civil Rights Movement-Motivator and Recorder," Hampton will speak about the media's role in helping the civil rights movement move forward in the 1960s. She will discuss selected footage from "Eyes on the Prize" and the powerful media coverage that helped the movement fulfill its mission of justice for all.

The "Freedom Summer" events are part of a universitywide, yearlong "Celebrating Freedom: Understanding the Past, Building the Future" event surrounding the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1964 when more than 800 volunteers gathered at the Western College for Women (now part of Miami’s campus) to train and prepare for registering black voters in Mississippi. Hampton attended Western College for Women from 1960-1962.

Other "Celebrating Freedom" events this month include Freedom Summer Walking Tours.   

The 45-minute interactive tours begin in front of Clawson Hall on Western Drive and end at the Freedom Summer Memorial near Kumler Chapel. 

4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25

4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

"Eyes on the Prize" is airing on MUTV through Oct. 31.

Daily: 8 a.m.–1:35 p.m. and 4–9:35 p.m.
MUTV Channel 3.3 and on Ch. 15 on Oxford Time Warner Cable.
 
The series can also be viewed at miamiohtv.com (select "Live Stream" tab).