The Promised Land

The voices and music of the people who sought freedom from the Deep South

Narrated by Morgan Freeman this landmark series tells the story about the previously undocumented Great Black Migration of the mid-20th century and how it changed America.

Title: The Promised Land

Released: 1998

Runtime: 5 x 60

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this landmark series tells the story of the previously undocumented Great Black Migration of the mid-20th century and how it changed America. Portrayed through the voices and music of the people who sought freedom from the Deep South in the cities of America’s North.

The Promised Land was listed by Time Magazine as one of the top ten programmes of 1995;  was winner of best series at the Chicago Film festival and nominated for three Emmys.