By River, by Rail

By River, by Rail

Streaming Video - 2006
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In the early 20th century, Blacks moved north in hope of a better life with little more than a prayer and the shirts on their backs. In this program, poet Maya Angelou, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, and a host of other African-Americans recount the story of the migration, of separated families, and of the hardships, prejudice, and struggle for acceptance in the North that resulted in disillusionment. Black luminaries include James Cameron, author of A Time of Terror; Jacob Lawrence, artist and creator of The Black Migration series; and Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and the Back to Africa movement of the 1920s.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©1994
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (22 min.) : sound, color, digital file

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