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. then it took over the world. so, next time some smartass ferner horrified by our ham-fisted foreign policy wonders out loud what good is america, well, you can always pipe up that the blues, rock and roll, r&b and soul all came out of this place, one state, mississippi.
skipping over the post-war nazi immigrant ferner von brown. today, immigrant heroes are more likely to be found in high-tech. andy grove, the founder of intel is from hungary. one from india, he invented the pentium chip, without which life itself could not be popular, and the co-founder of google, which is in fact life itself. alternatively, of course, we learned of the great entertainers, irving berlin, greta garbo, sophia loren, zsa zsa gabor, and now the more recent immigrant entertainers, natalie portman from israel, arnold schwarzenegger from austria, dan aykroyd from canada, and eddie van halen from the netherlands. there's the litany of sports figures, the first generation was actually children of immigrants, lou gehrig, joe dimaggio, hank greenberg, and today, we have the immigrants themselves, yao ming, martina navratilova, wayne gretzky, and arguably, the single greatest immigrant athlete of our time, mariano rivera. who? the people from boston have spoken. when we consider the role of congress and the executive branch in immigration, it is, of course, important to understand t
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world. so, next time some smartass ferner horrified by our ham-fisted foreign policy wonders out loud what good is america, well, you can always pipe up that the blues, rock and roll, r&b and soul all came out of this place, one state, mississippi. ♪ i took a walk through this beautiful world ♪ ♪ felt the cool rain on my shoulder ♪ ♪ found something good in this beautiful world ♪ ♪ i felt the rain getting colder ♪ ♪ sha la la la la ♪ sha la la la la la ♪ sha la la la la ♪ sha la la la la la la ♪ >>> right now we're in the middle of downtown jackson. farish street. >> a street with a lot of history. what did it used to be like back in the day? >> the street was packed with folks. folks all over. they had their own restaurants, grocery stores, juke joints, i mean, everything happened on farish street that happened in jackson for the african american community. >> the state capital of jackson, mississippi, located along interstate highway 55, just outside what's known as the mississippi delta. it's the kind of place that makes you wonder why did they make it the
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