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By Charlene Gilbert

An illustrated historical past of African-American farmers, Homecoming is a requiem for how of lifestyles that has virtually disappeared. in line with the movie Homecoming, produced for the autonomous tv provider with investment supplied via the company for Public Broadcasting. The videocassette of Homecoming is on the market from California Newsreel at

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There seemed no way for these freed black Americans to live prosperously in such convulsive times. Predictably, every interested party on either side of the MasonDixon had an opinion on the subject. There were those who wanted the slaves freed all at once, and others who felt that a slow integration into society was the best course of action. This last suggestion was made by the most prudent of the abolitionist groups, but even their temperate ap :: H O M E C O M I N G proach was rejected by those white landowners who vowed to continue fighting – sometimes killing their slaves, one by one – rather than accede to what they considered Lincoln’s unacceptable demand that all slaves be emancipated.

Naval vessels and all the merchant marines fit to cross the sea with safety, it will be impossible [to export all the Negroes of the South] . . to the nearest place . . ’’ In effect, Butler’s answer was no different than what the abolitionist Frederick Douglass had been saying all along: the Negro was now a fixture on the American horizon, no more likely to disappear than the horizon itself. No one had any idea where to go, what to do, or how even to live. ’’ – Douglass took offense at the heady discussion in newspapers, white households, and the executive office about the fate of the Negro.

They had come to him K N O W I N O U R H E A R T S T H AT I T B E L O N G S in the night, fragmented and hushed, like a song N OT TO US O R TO ANY MAN, B UT TO G O D . he only half-remembered. And now he let the –– G A R R I S O N F R A Z I E R words roll from his lips to see if they could survive in the world. They seemed to him so delicate somehow – as fragile as snow – that he imagined the words might come apart as soon as they made contact with the air. When finally Frazier was able to say the words aloud a few times – in scarcely more than a whisper – it increased his confidence.

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