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The Promised land

Author: Morgan FreemanEdmund CoulthardNick GodwinTerence BlanchardNicholas LemannAll authors
Publisher: Bethesda, Md. : Discovery Channel, [1995]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English : Collector's edView all editions and formats
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Documents the migration of rural Southern blacks from the segregated South to Chicago. Cultural and political gains become offset by overcrowding and increasing ghettoization, as Northern politicians ignore resentment that explodes in the Sixties. Finally, Chicago gets its first African-American mayor; many families move out of the ghetto to middle-class success; many others remain mired in a growing "underclass".  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Television mini-series
Television adaptations
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
History
Named Person: Nicholas Lemann; Nicholas Lemann
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Morgan Freeman; Edmund Coulthard; Nick Godwin; Terence Blanchard; Nicholas Lemann; Discovery Productions, Inc.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Discovery Channel (Firm)
ISBN: 1563312085 : 9781563312083 1563312050 9781563312052 1563312069 9781563312069 1563312077 9781563312076
OCLC Number: 33197164
Notes: Based on the book, The promised land, by Nicholas Lemann.
Originally produced in 1995.
Credits: Director, Edmund Coulthard (v. 1), Nick Godwin (v. 2-3) ; original music, Terence Blanchard ; series producer, Anthony Geffen (BBC) ; senior producer, Nancy LeBrun ; executive producer (BBC), Roy Davies ; photography, Richard Ranken, Bob Perrin; film editor, Paul O'Dell (v. 1-2), Trevor Williamson (v. 3).
Performer(s): Narrator: Morgan Freeman.
Description: 3 videocassettes (245 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, NTSC format.
Contents: pt. 1 Take me to Chicago (ca. 90 min.) --
pt. 2 A dream deferred (ca. 90 min.)--
pt. 3 Strong men keep a-comin' on (ca. 90 min.).
Other Titles: Take me to Chicago.
Dream deferred.
Strong men keep a-comin' on.
Promised land (Television program)
Responsibility: a co-production of Discovery Productions and BBC TV.

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Documents the migration of rural Southern blacks from the segregated South to Chicago. Cultural and political gains become offset by overcrowding and increasing ghettoization, as Northern politicians ignore resentment that explodes in the Sixties. Finally, Chicago gets its first African-American mayor; many families move out of the ghetto to middle-class success; many others remain mired in a growing "underclass". Includes historical footage and personal interviews.

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