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Eyes on the Prize II; Aint Gonna Shuffle No More; Nation of Law

11/01/1993

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Series
Eyes on the Prize II
Program
Aint Gonna Shuffle No More; Nation of Law
Program Number

205 & 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

Broadcast in 1990 A call to pride and a renewed push for unity galvanize black America. World heavyweight champion Cassius Clay challenges America to accept him as Muhammad Ali, a minister of Islam who refuses to fight in Vietnam. Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., fight to bring the growing black consciousness movement and their African heritage inside the walls of this prominent black institution. Black elected officials and community activists organize the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, in an attempt to create a unified black response to growing repression against the movement.

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

01:54:21

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
History
Citation
Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize II; Aint Gonna Shuffle No More; Nation of Law,” 11/01/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EB9E0C1D1A0443EC93AABA71055A7E85.
MLA: “Eyes on the Prize II; Aint Gonna Shuffle No More; Nation of Law.” 11/01/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EB9E0C1D1A0443EC93AABA71055A7E85>.
APA: Eyes on the Prize II; Aint Gonna Shuffle No More; Nation of Law. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EB9E0C1D1A0443EC93AABA71055A7E85
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