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EYES ON THE PRIZE II Two Societies This program combines the controversy of a non violent movement verses a movement with more force and the discovery that the American nation is separating into two societies White and Black Separate and Unequal Martin Luther King decided to take his movement North and chose Chicago as his fighting grounds He met much resistance from a powerful government mayor Daily who was out to show King that he was not needed or wanted in Chicago The program showed Kings attempts to challenge slum housing conditions in Chicago however every attempt was countered by the government quickly responding and defusing the situation For example If King showed the filth in a neighborhood then the next day a garbage crew would show up and clean it Marches on white American neighbors began and eventually- -to stop the marches--an agreement was reached between King and his supporters and the Chicago government Kings presence in Chicago seem to start even more organizations ready to march and fight for freedom Regardless of the agreement marches continued through white neighborhoods The fear of violence was compounded by the fact that the Blacks were tired of unequal treatment despite federal law and the Whites were afraid of losing their homes jobs and status The program succeeded in its effort to show that Blacks and Whites without power were worried and afraid that there wasnt enough resources to share The norths suppression was much more subtle yet like a back draft smoldering in a wall add oxygen and it explodes This is just what Black Americans did--EXPLODED Detroit Michigan was like the rest of the nation where whites had better paying jobs homes and cars while the blacks stayed at poverty level despite a thriving economy Detroit broke out into a huge riot with looting stores burning and people dying This riots were the focus of much of the program which symbolized the blacks
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