Synopsis by Betsy Boyd
Part of the documentary series Eyes on the Prize 2, which investigates the more recent journey of the civil rights movement and provides a follow-up to the acclaimed Eyes on the Prize series, Eyes on the Prize 2: Power! (1966-68) traces several maps to political and educational power. The Black Panthers took the reigns, educating themselves on law, and improving community service programs. Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, parents briefly gained decision-making power in their public school system. Before long, however, their voting power would be ripped away.
African-American, social-change, racism, Black-Panthers, Civil-Rights, community-service, voting