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The great migration north, 1910-1970

Author: Laurie Lanzen Harris
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Omnigraphics, Inc., [2012] ©2012
Series: Defining moments.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains the social and economic factors that drove the African-American exodus out of the rural South to the industrial cities of the North during the first half of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harris, Laurie Lanzen.
Great migration north, 1910-1970.
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., 2012
(DLC) 2011033540
(OCoLC)747947280
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Lanzen Harris
ISBN: 9780780811874 0780811879
OCLC Number: 764337466
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 241 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Becoming African American --
The first great migration --
The second great migration --
The civil rights movement --
The "return" migration --
The legacy of the great migration --
Robert S. Abbott (1870-1940): newspaper publisher, founder, and editor of the Chicago Defender --
Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955): educator and civil rights activist --
Tom Bradley (1917-1998): politician and first black mayor of Los Angeles --
W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963): scholar, historian, and civil rights leader --
Marcus Garvey (1887-1940): Jamaican black nationalist and founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association --
Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965): playwright and author of A Raisin in the Sun --
Langston Hughes (1902-1967): poet, short story writer, and playwright of the Harlem Renaissance --
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968): civil rights leader and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) --
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000): creator of The Migration and other artistic works about the African-American experience --
A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979): labor and civil rights leader --
Malcolm X (1925-1965): political and religious leader and civil rights activist --
The Chicago Defender reports on lynchings in the Jim Crow South --
The massacre of East St. Louis --
The Chicago race riot of 1919 --
African Americans praise life in the North --
Langston Hughes remembers the Harlem Renaissance --
President Roosevelt signs the Fair Employment Act --
An eyewitness account of the 1943 race riot in Detroit --
President Truman integrates the American military --
An African-American migrant builds a new life in the North --
The Kerner report analyzes the root causes of racial tensions in America --
Reasons for the "return migration" to the South --
The great migration and its enduring impact on America.
Series Title: Defining moments.
Responsibility: Laurie Lanzen Harris.

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Explains the social and economic factors that drove the African-American exodus out of the rural South to the industrial cities of the North during the first half of the twentieth century.

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