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Eyes on the Prize II; Nation of Law, A (1968-1971)

08/02/2006

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Series
Eyes on the Prize II
Program
Nation of Law, A (1968-1971)
Program Number

206

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

Black activism is increasingly met with a sometimes violent and unethical response from local and federal law enforcement agencies. In Chicago, two Black Panther Party leaders are killed in a pre-dawn raid by police acting on information supplied by an FBI informant. In the wake of President Nixon's call to "law and order," stepped-up arrests push the already poor conditions at New York's Attica State Prison to the limit. A five-day inmate takeover calling the public's attention to the conditions leaves 43 men dead: four killed by inmates, 39 by police.

Duration

00:58:03

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Social Issues
History
Race and Ethnicity
Citation
Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize II; Nation of Law, A (1968-1971),” 08/02/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A75F2379C3C14A2AA3B057DB752F2166.
MLA: “Eyes on the Prize II; Nation of Law, A (1968-1971).” 08/02/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A75F2379C3C14A2AA3B057DB752F2166>.
APA: Eyes on the Prize II; Nation of Law, A (1968-1971). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A75F2379C3C14A2AA3B057DB752F2166
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