In search of a common destiny : Blacks and American society

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Includes interviews during the violence and clean-up after the Rodney King verdict in Los Angeles, a town meeting in Los Angeles, and a panel discussion of the racial problems confronting the United States.
Camp, Joseph; Moyers, Bill D.; Woodson, Robert L; Souljah Sister; Cross, Michael; Jaynes, Gerald David; Hochschild, Jennifer L. 1950; Hamilton, Charles V
Public Affairs Television (Firm); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
American Culture, History; Civil Rights, Discrimination; Race relations; African Americans Social conditions 1975-; Riots California; United States Race relations; Los Angeles (Calif.) Race relations
North America; United States
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56 minutes; color


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Host and moderator, Bill Moyers. Panel: Robert Woodson, chairman of the Council for Black Economic Agenda, Sister Souljah, rapper, Michael Cross, director of the Male Responsibility Program of the Detroit Urban League, Gerald Jaynes of Yale, Jennifer Hochschild of Princeton, and Charles Hamilton of Columbia University. Camera, William C. Kockler ... [et al.] ; editors, Lewis Erskine, Allyson C. Johnson, Vanessa Procopio ; music, Peter Foley.
Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090112; Fedora 2 PID: umd:1668; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/961; OCLC: ocm33427349; Catalog Key: alephsys002258262; Catalog Key: FFH 5045

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