'Them' & Now: The Historically Black Neighborhoods That Encapsulate The Myths Of The American Dream


During The Great Migration, Black families in the rural South moved North to chase the “American Dream.” Instead of finding a better life, they found terror aimed at them by their next-door neighbors, as well as predatory practices like “redlining.”

And yet, they still fought.

Writer Emmanuel “Manny” Maduakolam teamed with G/O Media Studios and the legendary DJ Pharris to tell the story of the first Black residents of Compton, Chicago and Rosedale, New York, who fought terror and oppression to keep their dreams alive and survive — an idea explored strikingly in Amazon Prime Video’s new series, Them.

This post is a sponsored collaboration between Amazon Prime Video and G/O Media Studios.


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