Eyes on the Prize II; Two Societies (1965-1968)
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- Eyes on the Prize II
- Two Societies (1965-1968)
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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
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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.
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- Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize II; Two Societies (1965-1968),” 07/31/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, 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. April 26, 2019. <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