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The Great Migration was the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest and West from about 1916 to 1970.
The Long-Lasting Legacy of the Great Migration
When millions of African-Americans fled the South in search of a better life, they remade the nation in ways that are still being felt.
The Great Migration: The African American Exodus from The South
Like so many before them, the men and women who were part of the Great Migration felt compelled to migrate to escape persecution and to search out economic opportunity. In the 20th Century, this meant the atrocities of the Jim Crow South combined with the employment opportunities afforded by labor shortages in the Industrial North. The combination led millions to leave the only world they knew for a new and uncertain life.
The Great Depression and The New Deal
A. Philip Randolph
Trade unionist and civil-rights leader who was a dedicated and persistent leader in the struggle for justice and parity for the black American community.
Marcus Garvey, "The Negro Moses"
Regarded as the leader of the largest organized mass movement in black history and the progenitor of the modern Black Is Beautiful revival that reached its apogee in the 1960s and 1970s in the United States.
Celebrating the Life and Activism of Jackie Robinson
We should recognize Robinson’s contributions on the diamond and the ways he maintained his outward composure while facing blatant racism. However, we must also remember the courageous and confrontational moments when Robinson openly pushed back against Jim Crow segregation in the United States.