American Experience

Chapter 1 | Fatal Flood

Clip: Season 13 Episode 2 | 9m 33s  | Video has closed captioning.

In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.

Aired: 04/16/01

Rating: NR

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