Making our way home : the Great Migration and the Black American dream
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 6 copies|
The Great Migration--when six million Black Americans left the American South for northern and western cities--sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America. Through gripping and accessible historical narrative, family stories, illustrations, and infographics, author and activist Blair Imani examines this largely overlooked cultural sea change and how it impacted--and continues to impact--America and Black identity today. Lifting As We Climb examines voting rights, politics, domestic terrorism, discrimination, and segregation alongside the flourishing of arts and culture, liberation, activism, and civil rights. You'll learn about how these influences shaped America's workforce and wealth distribution through the stories of famous people in addition to family oral histories. Prominent people like Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, Fannie Lou Hamer, James Baldwin, and others are spotlighted alongside the larger historical and cultural narratives of the Great Migration.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- 20th century
-- Juvenile literature.
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Race identity -- Juvenile literature.
African American arts -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- United States -- History.
|Publisher|| New York :2020
|Other Titles|| Great Migration and the Black American dream
xi, 179 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-173) and index.