Eyes on the Prize II: America At The Crossroads: Episode 5 Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More - 1964-72
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Profiles boxer Muhammed Ali. The program holds up Ali as a symbol of the new sense of pride and self-esteem in the 1960s African-American community. Viewers can learn about Ali's prize-fighting history and experience the pivotal moment at which he proclaims to a predominately white America, "I will not play your game. I will not kill on your behalf."
When Eyes on the Prize premiered in 1987, The Los Angeles Times called it ""an exhaustive documentary that shouldn't be missed."" The series went on to win six Emmys and numerous other awards, including an Academy Award nomination, the George Foster Peabody Award, and the top duPont-Columbia award for excellence in broadcast journalism.