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FRONTLINE; Struggle for Birmingham, The

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Struggle for Birmingham, The
Program Number

208

Series Description

FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

Program Description

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.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Struggle for Birmingham, The,” GBH Archives, accessed September 20, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D40B769D0E6248938042508F3D42F9E9.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Struggle for Birmingham, The.” GBH Archives. Web. September 20, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D40B769D0E6248938042508F3D42F9E9>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Struggle for Birmingham, The. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D40B769D0E6248938042508F3D42F9E9
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