By river by rail

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African-Americans recount the story of the early 20th century migration of blacks to the Northern states with a backdrop of songs, art and music of the era. They tell of separated families, of the hardships, prejudice, and struggle for acceptance in the North that resulted in disillusionment. Participants include authors James Cameron and Lucille Clifton, Jacob Lawrence, artist and creator of the Black Migration series, Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Marcus Garvey, poet Maya Angelou and NAACP president Kweisi Mfume.
Francis, Jay; Angelou, Maya; Cameron, James, 1914-2006; Clifton, Lucille, 1936-; Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000; Lacy, Sam, 1903-; Cheatham, Doc; Garvey, Julius
Hearst Corporation; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
American Culture, History; Civil Rights, Discrimination; African Americans Migrations History 20th century; Migration, Internal United States History 20th century; Rural-urban migration United States History 20th century; African Americans Social conditions 20th century; African Americans Music History 20th century; Rural-urban migration in art; African Americans in art History 20th century
North America; United States
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22 minutes; color


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Filename: lms-089674; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10679; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3154; OCLC: ocm39793576; Catalog Key: alephsys002453087; Catalog Key: FFH 7895

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