Film: 7429

Places + Locations | 1970 | Sound | Colour


Treatment of black people in Mississippi, U.S.A. 1970's

Told with the use of drawing and a voice-over. Drawings of people looking at Ely Whitney's cotton Gin. Drawing of 19th century Mississippi, black people harvesting cotton. Diagrams explaining the expansion of the black population in Mississippi. Details of how slaves were bought. Consideration of the life of a trained slave. Plantation life in a frontier setting - drawings of black people working. The field-hand's life was hard one of whippings and long days. Drawing of Mississippi patrols established to control the black people. Drawing of sign: 'Whites Only' and race relations in the USA

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