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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... Show More
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