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North By South:The African-American Great Migration

North By South:The African-American Great Migration

This website is the product of a six-year project at Kenyon College. Students studied the cultural effects of the migration of African-Americans from the South to the North in the early twentieth century. They focused on migration from specific points in the South -- South Carolina, the Mississippi Delta, and Birmingham, Alabama -- to New York City' Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland. The project also included a two-year collaboration with the Cleveland Municipal School District that helped K-12 teachers prepare lesson plans for their classes on a wide range of subjects including African culture, slavery, slave trade, rice cultivation, Gullah traditions, African-American culture, Great Migration. The site includes web pages the students prepared to disseminate their research, and resources and links to information on the Great Migration, and links to the lesson K-12 lesson plans.


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