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Eyes on the Prize II; Time Has Come, The; Two Societies

11/01/1993


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Series
Eyes on the Prize II
Program
Time Has Come, The; Two Societies
Program Number

201, 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

Broadcast in 1990 AFTER A DECADE LONG CRY FOR JUSTICE, A NEW SOUND IS HEARD IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: THE INSISTENT CALL FOR POWER. MALCOLM X TAKES AN ELOQUENT NATIONALISM TO URBAN STREETS AS A YOUNGER GENERATION OF BLACK LEADERS LISTENS.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE HELP CHICAGO'S CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS IN THEIR NON-VIOLENT 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 FIVE DAYS OF RIOTING, 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

01:54:17

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Social Issues
History
Race and Ethnicity
Citation
Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize II; Time Has Come, The; Two Societies,” 11/01/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_80B656E574594F11B70828BE4DD1F7F0.
MLA: “Eyes on the Prize II; Time Has Come, The; Two Societies.” 11/01/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_80B656E574594F11B70828BE4DD1F7F0>.
APA: Eyes on the Prize II; Time Has Come, The; Two Societies. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_80B656E574594F11B70828BE4DD1F7F0
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