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Eyes on the Prize II; Two Societies (1965-1968)

07/31/2006

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Series
Eyes on the Prize II
Program
Two Societies (1965-1968)
Program Number

202

Series Description

DOCUMENTS THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY UNDER THE LAW FROM THE MID 1960'S TO THE MID 1980'S. AT THE SAME TIME, THE SERIES EXPLORES AND ANALYZES THE CHANGING NATURE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Series release date: 1990

Program Description

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) come north to help Chicago's civil rights leaders in their nonviolent struggle against segregated housing. Their efforts pit them against Chicago's powerful mayor, Richard Daley. When a series of marches through all-white neighborhoods draws violence, King and Daley negotiate, with mixed results. In Detroit, a police raid in a black neighborhood sparks an urban uprising that lasts five days, leaving 43 people dead. The Kerner Commission finds that America is becoming "two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal." President Lyndon Johnson, who appointed the commission, ignores the report.

Duration

00:56:33

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Citation
Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize II; Two Societies (1965-1968),” 07/31/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1B9BA1C18B2D4D3CAB6892646A2C392D.
MLA: “Eyes on the Prize II; Two Societies (1965-1968).” 07/31/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1B9BA1C18B2D4D3CAB6892646A2C392D>.
APA: Eyes on the Prize II; Two Societies (1965-1968). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1B9BA1C18B2D4D3CAB6892646A2C392D
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