Video Review

Eyes On the Prize II

EW's GRADE
A

Details Genre: Documentary; With: Julian Bond

Part II of this award-winning PBS series chronicles the fight for civil rights from 1964 to the mid-'80s. During these eight hours, Malcolm X galvanizes the Nation of Islam, Martin Luther King Jr. is martyred, the Black Panthers take up arms, Cleveland's Carl Stokes becomes America's first black mayor, Bostonians clash over the issue of busing, and riots rip apart cities from Detroit to Miami. Juxtaposing recollections by the likes of Jesse Jackson and Bobby Seale with striking you-are-there footage, Eyes On the Prize II provides a vital account of history still in the making. A

Originally posted Apr 09, 1993 Published in issue #165 Apr 09, 1993 Order article reprints