The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Series Poster


WNET’s Education Department distributed 30,000 posters to high school social studies teachers nationwide. The posters can be used to launch discussions around the Many Rivers to Cross series and contain episode descriptions, broadcast dates, notable quotes from famous African-Americans, and short biographies of Nine Lives That Have Shaped America.

The poster image features African American migrant workers from Florida on their way to harvest potatoes in Cranbury, New Jersey. The photograph was taken near Shawboro, North Carolina, by Jack Delan in July 1940. It was part of his work for the Farm Security Administration.

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