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Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Back To The Movement (1979-mid 1980s)

10/04/2007

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Series
Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience
Program
Back To The Movement (1979-mid 1980s)
Program Number

208

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

Power and powerlessness. Miami's black community -- pummeled by urban renewal, a lack of jobs, and police harassment -- explodes in rioting. But in Chicago, an unprecedented grassroots movement triumphs. Frustrated by decades of unfulfilled promises made by the city's Democratic political machine, reformers install Harold Washington as Chicago's first black mayor.

Duration

00:58:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Citation
Chicago: “Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Back To The Movement (1979-mid 1980s),” 10/04/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F6E7A092D7CB468A93E554DCC6FF5210.
MLA: “Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Back To The Movement (1979-mid 1980s).” 10/04/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F6E7A092D7CB468A93E554DCC6FF5210>.
APA: Eyes on the Prize II: A Special Presentation of American Experience; Back To The Movement (1979-mid 1980s). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F6E7A092D7CB468A93E554DCC6FF5210
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