Jim Crow to Barack Obama (2013)
1h 43min · Documentary, Biography, History · 1 January 2013
A new era was ushered in with the election of Barack Obama that begs the question, 'How have issues of race and racism changed in the United States over the last one hundred years?' The video documentary Jim Crow to Barack Obama features inter-generational conversations between African American Elders, who are at least 75-years-old having grown up in the now extinct era of Jim Crow, and Youth ages 16 through 30-years-old. As the Youth interview the Elders they reflect and respond to the Elders' stories of segregation and struggle. The Youth also reflect on how they navigate in their own communities as their racial identities mature.
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