Banished

Banished

Streaming Video - 2012
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Between 1860 and 1920 hundreds of U.S. counties expelled their African-American residents. The pattern was horrifically similar in almost all cases: a black man was accused of assaulting a white woman, was lynched, and then white rioters attacked black neighborhoods with guns and firebombs. After blacks fled for their lives, whites illegally assumed ownership of the abandoned property. This program places these events in the context of present-day race relations by visiting towns in Georgia, Missouri, and Arkansas where banishments took place. As black and white citizens warily explore the idea of reparations and reconciliation, the film reveals that even one hundred years later these communities tend to uphold the legacy of racial segregation.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2007
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (84 min.) :,sd., col., digital file

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