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A Poor Family In Harlem

A tired looking single mother in a Harlem family peels potatoes and washes dishes in an apartment with wall-to-wall children. Kids sit on a sofa, next to the sink while Mom washes dishes, on the floor. Nice shot of an older boy standing and doing his homework. A toddler tries to get a pencil away from another boy doing his homework. A baby bangs a metal dish. Strong scenes of poverty.

IdentifierCLIP-9969
Duration37 sec
GenreDocumentary
Date1960's
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