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Discrimination and the great molasses flood

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Social Studies Middle School

Discrimination and the Great Molasses Flood

In 1919 in a busy neighborhood of Boston a tank holding 2 million gallons of molasses burst open and flooded the streets. An author has written a children’s story about the incident and what happened after the tank exploded. Listen to hear the author talk about and read from her book.

US History I Immigration American Literature Nonfiction

Story Length: 5:31

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AIR DATE: 02/21/2012

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