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Eyes on the prize : America at the racial crossroads. The Promised land, 1967-1968

Author: Paul Jeffrey SteklerJacqueline ShearerJulian BondHenry HamptonBlackside, Inc.All authors
Publisher: United States : PBS, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moved by the increasing level of poverty, Dr. Martin Luther King, in the final year of his life, began to organize a Poor People's Campaign, a march of the poor to Washington, D.C., where they would erect Resurrection City to embarrass and motivate a reluctant government. On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated. Soon after its construction, Resurrection City was shut down, marking the end of a chapter of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Black films and programs
Documentaries and factual films and video
History
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Jeffrey Stekler; Jacqueline Shearer; Julian Bond; Henry Hampton; Blackside, Inc.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); World Institute of Black Communications.; CEBA Collection.
OCLC Number: 26578277
Notes: This program forms part of the Communications Excellence to Black Audiences (CEBA)--Award collection, a competition sponsored by the World Institute of Black Communications, inc.
Credits: Editor, Lillian Benson ; executive producer, Henry Hampton.
Performer(s): Julian Bond.
Description: 1 videocassette of 1 (U-matic) (58 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Promised land, 1967-1968
Responsibility: a production of Blackside ; WGBH Boston presents ; produced, directed, and written by Paul Stekler, Jacqueline Shearer.

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Moved by the increasing level of poverty, Dr. Martin Luther King, in the final year of his life, began to organize a Poor People's Campaign, a march of the poor to Washington, D.C., where they would erect Resurrection City to embarrass and motivate a reluctant government. On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated. Soon after its construction, Resurrection City was shut down, marking the end of a chapter of the civil rights movement.

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