Back to the Movement (1979-Mid-1980s)

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Back to the Movement (1979-Mid-1980s)

  • 1990 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs
  • (Eyes on the Prize II series, Part 8) The series concludes with an examination of the political and economic changes experienced concurrently by two cities in the north and south: Chicago and Miami. Miami's Black community--pummeled by urban renewal, a lack of jobs and police harrassment--explodes in rioting. But in Chicago, an unprecendented grassroots movement triumphs. Frustrated by decades of unfulfilled promises made by the city's Democratic political machine, reformers install Harold Washington as Chicago's first Black mayor. Concludes with a look back at the people who made this movement a force for change in America. America has traveled far to arrive at this racial crossroads.
  • Topics: (American Ethnic Studies: Afro-American, Political Science: American, Sociology)