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Two Societies 1965-1968

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Summary

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) come north to help Chicago's civil rights leaders in their nonviolent struggle against segregated housing. Their efforts pit them against Chicago's powerful mayor, Richard Daley. When a series of marches through all-white neighborhoods draws violence, King and Daley negotiate with mixed results. In Detroit, a police raid in a black neighborhood sparks an urban uprising that lasts five days, leaving 43 people dead. The Kerner Commission finds that America is becoming "two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal." President Lyndon Johnson, who appointed the commission, ignores the report.

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  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 26, 2014.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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  • Closed-captioned.

Contents

  • Watts Riots (0:58) -- Chicago Campaign (2:31) -- Chicago Freedom Movement (3:47) -- Avoiding Confrontation (2:09) -- Chicago Riots (5:06) -- Restructuring Chicago Demographics (1:34) -- Confronting Chicago Segregation (2:07) -- Chicago Mob Violence (2:52) -- Playing with Fire (2:29) -- Desegregation Victory (3:33) -- Cicero March (3:19) -- Detroit Racial Inequality (1:49) -- Detroit Riots (4:11) -- Burning Detroit (3:51) -- White House Intervention (3:11) -- Regaining Order (6:30) -- Divided Society (2:21) -- Anticipating Racial Conflict (1:42) -- Credits: Two Societies 1965-1968: Eyes on the Prize-America's Civil Rights Movement 1954 - 1985 (2:09) -- Personal Remembrances: Henry Hampton (1:28) -- Inspiration (1:29) -- Kids My Age (2:06) -- Morality Play (1:04) -- I Was There (1:45) -- Out of the South (1:11) -- Black Power (1:41) -- Assassinations (0:52) -- Truth and Heroes (0:49) -- African-American Roots (1:06) -- Surveillance (0:42) -- Making History (0:44) -- Legacy (1:21)
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