Defining Moments in American History: The Great Migration North, 1910-1970

Editor/Author Harris, Laurie Lanzen
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $54.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $81.00
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1186-7
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 47
Book Status: Available
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Provides a detailed account of the Great Migration. Explores the history of African Americans, the events leading up to their northern movement, and its lasting influence on society.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for Defining Moments: The Great Migration North
  • NARRATIVE OVERVIEW
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One: Becoming African American
  • Chapter Two: The First Great Migration
  • Chapter Three: The Second Great Migration
  • Chapter Four: The Civil Rights Movement
  • Chapter Five: The “Return” Migration
  • Chapter Six: The Legacy of the Great Migration
  • BIOGRAPHIES
  • 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
  • PRIMARY SOURCES
  • 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
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Photo and Illustration Credits