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Fatal Flood (español)

Special | 51m 37s  | Video has audio description

En 1927, la inundación del río Misisipi desde Nueva Orleans hasta Illinois dejó a 1 millón de personas sin hogar provocando una importante migración negra hacia el norte.

Aired: 04/16/01

Expires: 08/23/25

Rating: NR

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