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USA page 1 - History as seen in the present: 

The rural black underclass

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 Girl in screen door Fading dream Boy in shack Old woman
40 acres and a mule Old woman in shack Black and white woman Love at oil lamp
Wilma Mother and children Linda and mother Reading at oil lamp
98-year old murderer Linda's first light Children with oil lamp Homework in shack
Grandmother Old woman sweeping Old woman in NC Cotton picker in shack
Straightening the hair Girl with oil lamp Sugar cane worker Grandmother in bed
Shotgun shacks in rain Stove fires Sugar cane workers Linda's father