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Title Project 231 [(DVD) videorecording] : Two boxcars, three blocks, one city : a story of Elgin's African American heritage / Elgin History Museum presents a Grindstone Productions documentary in conjunction with Ernie Broadnax.

Publication Info. [Elgin, Illinois] : Elgin HIstory Museum, [2015]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  977.323 PRO    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical rda
video file DVD rda
Documentary film
Credits DVD.
Summary Two Boxcars. On October 15th 1862, two boxcars carrying 110 "contraband" (slaves freed during the Civil War), arrived in Elgin, Illinois. These refugees of war made Elgin their home. Three blocks. Many of the ex-slaves built homes in a three block area on Elgin's northeast side. This neighborhood became known as The Settlement and was the heart of Elgin's African American community for more than 100 years. One city. This is a story of race, racism and race-relations in Elgin.
Subject Elgin (Ill.) -- History.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Elgin -- History.
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