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By river by rail

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Alternate title:History of the black migration
Summary: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.
Contributor:Francis, Jay
Angelou, Maya
Cameron, James, 1914-2006
Clifton, Lucille, 1936-
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000
Lacy, Sam, 1903-
Cheatham, Doc
Garvey, Julius
Provider:Hearst Corporation
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects: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
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Films@UM Browse terms:American Culture, History
Civil Rights, Discrimination
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