Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Affirmative Action

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In the 1970s, backlash against affirmative action was in full swing, driven by a growing sense that the nation had done enough to redress centuries of racism. Yet racism was still a factor in American life, and, despite the progress, many African Americans were still struggling. Watch Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.