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Power!, 1966-1968 ; The promised land, 1967-1968

Author: Louis Massiah; Terry Kay Rockefeller; Paul Stekler; Jacqueline Shearer; Julian Bond
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video ; Atlanta : Turner Home Entertainment [distributor], 1995.
Series: Eyes on the prize, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Power!" shows how Blacks looked for new ways to take control of their communities. This program explores the political path to power for Carl Stokes, the nation's first Black mayor of a major city. It also describes the founding of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, Calif., and the struggle of Black and Hispanic parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., to improve their children's education through community control of the
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Carl Stokes; Huey P Newton; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Huey P Newton; Carl Stokes
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Massiah; Terry Kay Rockefeller; Paul Stekler; Jacqueline Shearer; Julian Bond
ISBN: 0780611284 9780780611283
OCLC Number: 42079415
Notes: Originally produced as television programs in 1990.
Credits: "Power!" produced, directed and written by Louis Massiah and Terry Kay Rockefeller; "The promised land" produced, directed and written by Paul Stekler and Jacqueline Shearer.
Performer(s): Narrator: Julian Bond.
Description: 2 episodes on 1 videocasette (ca. 60 min. each episode) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Eyes on the prize, v. 5.
Other Titles: Power!, 1966-1968
Promised land, 1967-1968
Eyes on the prize II (Television program)

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"Power!" shows how Blacks looked for new ways to take control of their communities. This program explores the political path to power for Carl Stokes, the nation's first Black mayor of a major city. It also describes the founding of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, Calif., and the struggle of Black and Hispanic parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., to improve their children's education through community control of the schools.

"The promised land" shows how 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, 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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