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Two Societies: 1965-1968 | America at the Racial Crossroads | PBS Eyes on the Prize | Season 2 Episode 2 1990 - 57 min.

Director: Sheila Curran Bernard; Samuel D. Pollard

Against the backdrop of the long hot summers of the mid-1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference went to Chicago in an attempt to apply southern movement tactics to the urban north. Their strategies were tested as they came up against the powerful political machinery of Mayor Richard Daley. A year later, in Detroit, frustration and anger built to urban violence as blacks and law officers clashed on city streets and America appeared to be a nation out of control.