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Struggle for Birmingham, The
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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1984 presidential candidate Jesse Jackson tries to score a victory in a city whose black mayor supports former Vice President Walter Mondale. Report focuses on Birmingham, Alabama, which was a key battlefield in the black struggle for civil rights in the 1960s. Now, twenty years later, Birmingham is one of the new battlefields for a mature black political movement. Correspondent Richard Reeves examines black political power today and the struggle for the heart and soul of the black voter.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Struggle for Birmingham, The,” 02/28/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F9784F02C19C4B9791603BA7FDAB3060.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Struggle for Birmingham, The.” 02/28/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F9784F02C19C4B9791603BA7FDAB3060>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Struggle for Birmingham, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F9784F02C19C4B9791603BA7FDAB3060
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