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Cotton Gin
Fisk Singers

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Americans All, Immigrants All
(193839)

A 26-week series of programs on CBS sponsored by the US Office of Education that focused on a different ethnic group each week although some groups, such as the Slavs, required more than one program. Phonograph recordings of the programs and companion study guides were offered for civil and school groups. The shows described the history of each group and its contributions to American society. AAIA devoted just one program to "The Negro." Prominent black scholar W.E.B. Du Bois and writer Alain Locke consulted.

Cotton Gin: A sketch in which Eli Whitney gets the inspiration for his cotton gin from an inventive slave.

Fisk Singers: A sketch of the first singing tour (1871) by the renowned Jubilee Singers of Fisk University, who helped establish Negro spirituals as an art form.

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