Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Power (1967- 1968)
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- Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience
- Power (1967- 1968)
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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
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The call for Black Power takes various forms across communities in Black America. In Cleveland, Carl Stokes wins election as the first black mayor of a major American city. The Black Panther Party, armed with law books, breakfast programs and guns, is born in Oakland. Substandard teaching practices prompt parents to gain educational control of a Brooklyn school district, but then lead them to a showdown with New York City's teachers' union.
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- Social Issues
- Race and Ethnicity
- Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Power (1967- 1968),” 10/04/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 29, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_38DFCBCEF1CA46499D8870E2B7AD0861.
- MLA: “Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Power (1967- 1968).” 10/04/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 29, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_38DFCBCEF1CA46499D8870E2B7AD0861>.
- APA: Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Power (1967- 1968). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_38DFCBCEF1CA46499D8870E2B7AD0861