Eyes on the Prize II: America At The Crossroads: Episodes 7 The Keys To The Kingdom 1974-80
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Looks at the durability of anti-discrimination laws in the 1970s. The program describes the turbulent desegregation of public schools in Brooklyn. Viewers also witness the racial hotbed of late '70s Atlanta, GA, where the Bakke Supreme Court case threatened to cripple affirmative action's bold strides.
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.