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The promised land, 1967-1968

Author: Paul Jeffrey SteklerJacqueline ShearerJulian BondHenry HamptonBlackside, Inc.All authors
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : PBS Video, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the final year of Martin Luther King's life, the civil rights movement turned its attention to the economic issues confronting the nation and the rumblings of a far off war in Vietnam. Moved by the increasing level of poverty, King and his followers organised the Poor People's Campaign, a march of the poor to Washington, D.C. where they would build Resurrection City. After King's assassination in Memphis in 1968,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: 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.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
OCLC Number: 773523909
Notes: "WGBH Boston presents a production of ... Blackside".
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Concept created and developed by Henry Hampton.
Performer(s): Narrator: Julian Bond.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 56 min.
Responsibility: produced, directed and written by Paul Stekler, Jacqueline Shearer.

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In the final year of Martin Luther King's life, the civil rights movement turned its attention to the economic issues confronting the nation and the rumblings of a far off war in Vietnam. Moved by the increasing level of poverty, King and his followers organised the Poor People's Campaign, a march of the poor to Washington, D.C. where they would build Resurrection City. After King's assassination in Memphis in 1968, his followers struggled to maintain the campaign.

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