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This program was produced by the National Education already under a grant from the National Home Library Foundation. From the struggle for freedom in the 18th century the struggle for freedom in the 20th Negro Americans have helped make American history. The traveller's glory role. In the seventeen hundreds. Prior to the Revolutionary War many men seeking peace the only path or path. One such man was a colored John his mother was murdered by Spanish pirates and was sent to France where he
was educated when he was a grown man he decided and he set sail in the trading center. Even as he set sail for the new land. In many parts of America. The colonists were starting to raise their voices in protest against. The price of doing with our money for the red coats. The French are somewhere. Out west. Somewhere closer to each day was known as the Mississippi Valley a territory that reaches from New Orleans north to Lake Michigan. It was the scene of the French and Indian War which ended in 1763 would result but
directly affected the tall young negro and his French friend who was sailing with him. They discovered how almost as soon as they landed at a New Orleans war. Landed last struck my friend. God willing I have found my life more interested in finding a deal that will give us a job that seems to be some excitement. MARGARET I think. We have just arrived. Let us see the sights. You may ask me. Oh no I am a free man. Happy in Spanish New Orleans you are not Spanish. Before I discovered looked right and lost it in a war just ended. Today we raise the flag.
I'm shocked. I cannot live under that he is black. It would be no peace for me here that have cooperated I would live off the land we shall live on what America having great plenty fish wild animals and birds. We should become hunted. By waters of the Upper Mississippi. Trapping beaver along its banks. And shooting the deer in the surrounding land. Became travelers and men of the forest. The fire still here I think you saw that idea before I did today and I do and I do not like what I hear in the end times tonight. Do not worry we have no quarrel with the Algonquin. I want to be about them having a wound with me. Do you think they will attack. Not unless the ground stop.
Don't worry I have some up. If they stop quickly put out the fire. What's that. Right. Oh don't talk. You wait. They got to. Get one night.
Don't let your. I'm John best friend was born in a place called disability. This is a good omen. Red Men want war because white men take their land. What you on like man I want men of all colors to live in peace. No peace love color or light. Florist at harvest time. I ask you warriors to spare the lives of these two men. Lower your weapons if you are with me. No no wait. Here
we are. Thanks to my. Keep. Talking peace. One day when the British invited to peace talks the settlement is crawling with soldiers. But who is the black.
Man. What you're getting. I am I am. Go ahead with a planned to spend. Is that Pontiac was killed by the French war drums against the French will sound in the Indian villages tonight. Too so you must listen to me it was not the French but the British who killed our father. I must revenge my father's murder. You are playing right into the hands of the British. They want the Indians to fight French and while you are busy on the warpath the English will still go
land. I cannot stop Warriors already from St. Louis nor to the powerful Ottawa. Then we must go ourselves carrying Pontiacs message of peace quickly to the canoe. Hardening might be a red and black sons of Pontiac he sent to Canada home of the powerful opera boys up the Mississippi across. Illinois. And. We must rest or to say what is that swamp ahead. That is as it is the only place we cannot travel by water is when we go from the Father of Waters of the Mississippi to the salt water far to the east. It is good land. I'd like to snap your car that means skunk place but it is not from skunks this smell comes. It is these I mean you know oh this is garlic.
If one could get rid of the odors this would be a good place to live. Many try but this is main trail and many men travel it. They fight as the other was what to do if we do not hurry. Is it much farther. Across Great Lakes drums along our way have stopped. Good sign and there is still time. Lets carry our canoe. Come my friend we must hurry. It was not too late to stop but it took several years of hard talking and much travel to visit the many separate tribes in the nation. For two years. Nonono Tusa spread the message of peace among the wigwams of the No. This time John acquired an Indian private key to Howrah who returned with him to S. Chicago where she helped John make the land fit to live on. John succeeded in building a prosperous trading post and soon because he was trusted by the Indians and the French and English
settlers of the image sprang up around John's home on the banks of Lake Michigan. That is true. You hear you talk you know must come play. It is good to see. Thanks for the sweet. You discover the garlic and gold just to plow it under their work spread and more settlers arrive every day from the east but not the one person I secretly hope. I said many months ago and you have my reply yet why do you care about these. You have found your place of peace. Leave well enough along. I do not agree with your shark week is that if you want to survive. Welcome back. Long have I lost. My brother. I bring bad news. For
news that the British are fighting colonists colonists fight back. What shall we do or let us stay out of this fight that we have. Yes yes I mean that's what my friends think I mean it. Perhaps we must fight to show you the man of peace. You want war are if we are to be free men we must fight for peace. I guess Indians do or die get help to financially we know I know we will fight has won. We want to fight and America. That did fight for the American Gathering the Indians and French settlers together. He was instrumental in achieving the West for the Americans.
After the war was over. He settled in Illinois to raise his family. One day in 1787. His son came to him. And. Let me have it myself. I get me to think that no one. Me. To our citizens. Every person in this. The practice of Barker's. We have peace. It's time.
To realize. That. This program in the series Glory Road written by Sally Foster was produced and directed by Steve Russell. Assisted by William Carr heard in today's class where Robert Altman Walter David one Dylan Nelson Davis Joe Rock Randall Michelson members of the WB workshop with Anthony barrios as young and narrated by Pollack. Music record for the courtesy of Columbia Records
The glory road
Jean Baptiste Point du Sable
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This program focuses on Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, known as the "Founder of Chicago."
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The stories of African-Americans who have helped make the United States what it is today.
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Director: Russell, Steve
Writer: Foster, Sally B.
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Identifier: 66-9-1 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
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Duration: 00:14:54
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