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FROM EMANCIPATION TO EXODUS 

This three-part series will explore the fate of African Americans from the Emancipation Proclamation, which on January 1, 1863 freed over four million slaves, through World War I and the start of a decades-long mass exodus from the old Confederacy to the industrial North. The film will examine the Federal Government’s attempts to enforce civil rights in the southern states during the era of reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow and the KKK, and the Supreme Court’s landmark Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which enshrined the doctrine of “separate but equal.” And it will tell the stories of the visionary African American leaders who each in their own way fought for the dignity of their race, including Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, and Marcus Garvey.


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