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By river, by rail

Author: Terry TodescoJay FrancisMaya AngelouJames CameronJacob LawrenceAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Black luminaries include authors James Cameron and Lucille Clifton, Jacob Lawrence, artist and creator of the Black Migration  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical films
Biographical films
Nonfiction films
History
Music
Named Person: Cab Calloway; Marcus Garvey; Cab Calloway; Marcus Garvey
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Todesco; Jay Francis; Maya Angelou; James Cameron; Jacob Lawrence; Sam Lacy; Doc Cheatham; Julius Garvey; Kweisi Mfume; Lucille Clifton; Hearst Corporation.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 39793576
Notes: Originally produced in 1994.
Credits: Producer, Terry Todesco ; director, Jay Francis.
Performer(s): Maya Angelou, Kweisi Mfume, James Cameron, Lucille Clifton, Jacob Lawrence, Sam Lacy, Doc Cheatham, Julius Garvey.
Description: 1 videocassette (22 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Music: Take the A-train --
Strange fruit --
Harlem air shaft --
Ramblin on my mind --
Sweet home Chicago.
Other Titles: History of the black migration
Responsibility: the Hearst Corporation.

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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. Black luminaries 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.

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