John Henry

14 minutes

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Part of the "American Tall Tales & Legends" series. Born a slave in West Virginia nearly 140 years ago lived a man who represented laborers whose lives were changed because of the evolution of machines. Although many literary accounts describe the life of John Henry differently, the tale of this mighty railroad builder is forever captured in the American spirit.

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