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A Nation of Law? (1968-1971)

Season 2 Episode 6

Black activism is increasingly met with a violent and unethical response from law enforcement agencies. In Chicago, two Black Panther Party leaders are killed by police acting on information supplied by an FBI informant. In the wake of Nixon's call to "law and order," arrests push the poor conditions at Attica to the limit; an inmate takeover calling attention to the conditions leaves 43 dead.

Aired: 05/08/21
Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Ford Foundation and viewers like you.
Extras
Power and powerlessness in the cities of Miami and Chicago.
Anti-discrimination rights gained in past decades by the movement are put to the test.
Black activism is increasingly met with an unethical response from law enforcement.
A call to pride and a renewed push for unity galvanize Black America.
Martin Luther King, Jr. stakes out new ground for himself and the Civil Rights Movement.
The call for Black Power takes various forms across communities in Black America.
After a decade-long cry for justice, a new sound is heard in the movement: call for power.
The Kerner Commission finds "two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal."
Mississippi’s grassroots Civil Rights Movement becomes an American concern.
A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery,
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Power and powerlessness in the cities of Miami and Chicago.
Anti-discrimination rights gained in past decades by the movement are put to the test.
A call to pride and a renewed push for unity galvanize Black America.
Martin Luther King, Jr. stakes out new ground for himself and the Civil Rights Movement.
The call for Black Power takes various forms across communities in Black America.
After a decade-long cry for justice, a new sound is heard in the movement: call for power.
The Kerner Commission finds "two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal."
A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery,
Mississippi’s grassroots Civil Rights Movement becomes an American concern.
Black college students take a leadership role in the Civil Rights Movement.