Goin' to Chicago | 2000
Documentary about the "Great Migration." In the first half of the 20th century, more than five million African Americans journeyed from the cotton fields and Jim Crow environment of the rural South to the promise of a better life in the industrial cities of the North and West. The program follows a group of former migrants, who return to their Mississippi home for a reunion. Personal experiences are woven together with archival film and photographs, and a soundtrack containing blues, R&B and gospel.