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Title Work

Title No: 7314

Title: History of the Negro in America

Alternate Titles:

1861-1877, Civil War and Reconstruction

1619-1860, Out of slavery

1877-today, Freedom movement

Freedom movement

Civil War and Reconstruction

Out of slavery

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Film

Original Summary:
Part 1 (1691-1860, Out of slavery): Discusses the vital role of the Negro in American history and the abolitionist movement up till the eve of the Civil War.

Part 2 (1861-1877, CIvil war and reconstruction): Discusses slavery and political struggle as the basic causes of the Civil War.  Describes the Negro's fight for his freedom, the reforms of the Reconstruction period, and the 1877 overthrow.

Part 3 (1877-today, Freedom movement): A brief history of Afro-Americans in the United States since 1877 is described. The pursuit for freedom in the North for the right to work and to be paid. Shows the awareness of the importance of education to improve life and the involvement of churches and philanthropists in the education of Afro-Americans. Discusses the right to vote, one-man one-vote movement, participation in both World War I and II, segregation in education, lynchings by Ku Klux Klan, the Negroes during the period of great depression, New Deal policies, NAACP movement, Jim Crow laws and finally for the motto "All men are created equal."

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Duration: 1 hr 

Genres: Documentary; Educational

Subjects: Slavery--United States--History; Slaves--Emancipation; African Americans--Civil rights--History; United States--Race relations; African Americans--Emancipation

Distribution CompanyMcGraw-Hill Book Company
CreatorNiagara Films
Source of MaterialSt. Louis Public Schools (Saint Louis, Mo.)

Items x1

7314-1Safety Film : Viewing print 

Contained By x1

Title NoTitle
4819St. Louis Public Schools educational film library