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Eyes on the prize : America at the racial crossroads. [1990-02-05], The promised land, 1967-1968

Author: Henry HamptonPaul Jeffrey SteklerJacqueline ShearerBlackside, Inc,Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),All authors
Publisher: Boston : WGBH : Blackside, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : U-matic   Visual material : English
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"[The program] documents the journey of Black Americans seeking justice, power and identity from the mid-1960's to the mid-1980's and shows the profound effect this movement had on all Americans. Through the historical footage and contemporary interviews, the 8-hour series examines the triumphs and failures of individuals and communities eager to give flesh to the Movement's hard-won gains ... The purpose of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual films and video
Television
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Hampton; Paul Jeffrey Stekler; Jacqueline Shearer; Blackside, Inc,; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Peabody Collection. African-American History and Culture Programs.; Peabody Collection. Women's History and Culture Programs.
OCLC Number: 45913238
Notes: Broadcast date supplied from supplemental materials.
Entry to the 1990 Peabody Awards, Documentary category.
Running time: 57:34.
Episode number "204"--Videocassette container.
"Major funding for [the program] is provided by the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Melville Corporation and its divisions ... Lotus, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, the William Penn Foundation, the Charles Revson Foundation."--Soundtrack and captions.
"Blackside, copyright 1990"--End credits.
Credits: Editor, Lillian Benson; director of photography, Robert Shepard, Michael Chin; sound editing supervisor, John Waite; theme music produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon; consulting executive producer, Michael Ambrosino; consulting series producer, Jon Else; series writer, Steve Fayer.
Performer(s): Narrator, Julian Bond; [interviews with:] Kwame Ture (Stokley Carmichael), Michael Harrington, Rev. Andrew Young, Harry McPherson, Harry Belafonte, Marian Logan, Marian Wright Edelman, Coretta Scott King, William Rutherford, Taylor Rogers, Jerred Blanchard, Rev. James Smith, James Figgs, William Lucy, Juanita Abernathy, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Jesse Jackson, Daniel Schorr.
Awards: Winner of a 1990 Peabody Award.
Description: 1 videocassette of 1 (U-matic) (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 3/4 in. arch master.
Other Titles: Eyes on the prize (Television program).
Eyes on the prize II :
Promised land, 1967-1968
Responsibility: a production of Blackside ; WGBH Boston presents ; PBS ; executive producer, Henry Hampton ; produced, directed and written by Paul Stekler, Jacqueline Shearer.

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"[The program] documents the journey of Black Americans seeking justice, power and identity from the mid-1960's to the mid-1980's and shows the profound effect this movement had on all Americans. Through the historical footage and contemporary interviews, the 8-hour series examines the triumphs and failures of individuals and communities eager to give flesh to the Movement's hard-won gains ... The purpose of the series is to provide a comprehensive, historically accurate and exciting film treatment of this extraordinary period in our nation's history."--Excerpts from 1990 Peabody Awards entry form. Focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s connection of the anti-poverty campaign to the anti-Vietnam war movement.

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