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Black Americans, Who Fled to the USSR to Escape Race Discrimination | RT Documentary

Shala Yisrael
Shala Yisrael
06 Nov 2020

Hundreds of African Americans moved to the Soviet Union escaping racial discrimination in the 1930s. At home, African Americans faced a lack of prospects and restrictions which separated them from society. Fed up with constant prejudice, several hundred African Americans left the ‘land of dreams’ to live freely in the Soviet Union.

00:00 - Afro-Russians
2:23 - Why did black Americans go to the USSR
5:17 - No place for racism
8:06 - James Lloydovich Patterson
11:16 - The first black Soviet football player
12:20 - 'Why are you black?’
15:29 - US vs Russia
17:30 - ‘My heart is in Russia’
19:30 - Fleeing racism
22:26 - Home

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