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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is interested in the migratory history of the Negro rather than his life down South and ranges in time from trader Du Sable and Jim Beckwourth, who lived for a while as a Crow brave, to the 1965 Watts riot. It introduces a number of lesser known figures as well as known names, both representative and individual in their destinies. Included are: William Still, who assisted Harriet Tubman in the underground railway; Benjamin Singleton, ""the Moses of the colored exodus;"" musicians Handy and Morton; Marous Garvey and his back to Africa movement. The book has an aspect of happenstance, just as migration does, and it provides good supplementary material in a subject area where there is still little available.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1966
Publisher: Hill & Wang