Synopsis by Alice Day
In the provocative series American Journey, host Charles Wheeler discusses America's continuing struggle for racial harmony. American Journey: Racial Integration -- America's Long March depicts events beginning with Johnson's Voting Rights Act, which infuriated many southerners. Viewers will see Martin Luther King Jr. stoned in Chicago and George Wallace rise as a leader of the segregation movement. The program covers the vicious riots that broke out in L.A. and Wheeler concludes with a present-day look at progress in race relations.
Civil-Rights, integration, racism, segregation, voting