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Eyes on the Prize II; Power!; The Promised Land

11/01/1993

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Series
Eyes on the Prize II
Program
Power!; The Promised Land
Program Number

203, 204

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 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' UNIONS.

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 (SCLC) embarks on an ambitious Poor People's Campaign. In the midst of political organizing, King detours to support striking sanitation workers 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

01:52:57

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Social Issues
History
Race and Ethnicity
Citation
Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize II; Power!; The Promised Land,” 11/01/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E29CA44C2008464DA6497D872DB4F3F2.
MLA: “Eyes on the Prize II; Power!; The Promised Land.” 11/01/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E29CA44C2008464DA6497D872DB4F3F2>.
APA: Eyes on the Prize II; Power!; The Promised Land. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E29CA44C2008464DA6497D872DB4F3F2
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