African American Lives Analysis

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The video on African American lives was approached in a very interesting way. I believe that it pulls the viewer in right away. The producer used famous people that most people have heard of or can recognize. Such as, Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones. These people make the video much more interesting rather than a person that is not well know. These famous people also show that there lives and their ancestors lives were not easy. Just because they are famous now does not mean that it was easy. It helps people identify that everyone has to work to get to where they want to be in life. It especially helps people of African American background to understand what their ancestors might have gone through from the stories that these four people were told. It might even help people of other races and…show more content…
I always thought that she came from a good family and that she was a very well behaved child. I was taken by surprise when she started telling her story. For example, when her father said that she was pregnant and that she use to runaway from home. I was hard to hear how e Ms. Miller treated her and made her sleep outside. It was more astounding to her that Ms. Miller was of the African American race herself but did not like people of that race. Oprah is a person that is very admirable in my mind. She is a women that came from almost nothing and turned her life around to become a very successful women. Another topic in this video that caught my attention was the Great Migration. From the four people in this video, Oprah Winfrey, T.D. Jakes, Quincy Jones, and Chris Tucker the only family to not join the Great Migration was Chris’ family. His family including his ancestors have always lived in Georgia. Chris himself goes back to his roots often. His family lives in Georgia and he said that he likes to go back and visit even though he has a permanent residence in

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