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Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Keys To The Kingdom, The (1974-1980)

10/04/2007

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Series
Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience
Program
Keys To The Kingdom, The (1974-1980)
Program Number

207

Series Description

Sundays February 3- 24, 2008

Nearly two decades after its 1990 premiere, the groundbreaking second season of "Eyes on the Prize" returns to PBS as a special presentation of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in February 2008 in honor of Black History Month. The series documents the journey of black Americans seeking justice, power and identity, from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, and shows the profound effect this movement had on all Americans. Through historical footage and interviews, "Eyes on the Prize" examines the triumphs and failures of individuals and communities eager to give flesh to the movement's hard-won gains. The series also probes the transition to a more challenging time in America's social history. Series release date: 2/3/2008

Program Description

In the 1970s, antidiscrimination legal rights gained in past decades by the civil rights movement are put to the test. In Boston, some whites violently resist a federal court school desegregation order. Atlanta's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, proves that affirmative action can work, but the Bakke Supreme Court case challenges that policy.

Duration

00:58:26

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
History
Citation
Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Keys To The Kingdom, The (1974-1980),” 10/04/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed August 23, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3293AFD95809458EB250ADEF5EB4FE5B.
MLA: “Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Keys To The Kingdom, The (1974-1980).” 10/04/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. August 23, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3293AFD95809458EB250ADEF5EB4FE5B>.
APA: Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Keys To The Kingdom, The (1974-1980). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3293AFD95809458EB250ADEF5EB4FE5B
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