Trouble Behind

Like many industrial centers, Corbin, Kentucky - birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken - attracted African-American sharecroppers looking for better-paying jobs during World War I. But when white veterans returned from the war, economic competition heated up, and on one October night in 1919 black ci...

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Corporate Author: California Newsreel (Firm), Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1990.
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Summary: Like many industrial centers, Corbin, Kentucky - birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken - attracted African-American sharecroppers looking for better-paying jobs during World War I. But when white veterans returned from the war, economic competition heated up, and on one October night in 1919 black citizens were literally railroaded out of town. The events of that night are reconstructed in this documentary with the help of newsreel clips and interviews with eyewitnesses and scholars, while Corbin's current residents deny the town's "whites only" reputation and evade its haunting past.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 19, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (56 min.) : sd., col.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 9 & up.
Contains harsh and inflammatory language.
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