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Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Promised Land, The (1967-1968)

10/04/2007

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Series
Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience
Program
Promised Land, The (1967-1968)
Program Number

204

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

Martin Luther King stakes out new ground for himself and the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. One year before his death, he publicly opposes the war in Vietnam. His Southern Christian Leadership Conference embarks on an ambitious Poor People's Campaign. In the midst of political organizing, King detours to support striking sanitation works in Memphis, where he is assassinated. King's death and the failure of his final campaign mark the end of a major stream of the movement.

Duration

00:58:27

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
History
Citation
Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Promised Land, The (1967-1968),” 10/04/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81F083E89CDE4A6BAA03DDFE9A5621C1.
MLA: “Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Promised Land, The (1967-1968).” 10/04/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81F083E89CDE4A6BAA03DDFE9A5621C1>.
APA: Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Promised Land, The (1967-1968). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81F083E89CDE4A6BAA03DDFE9A5621C1
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