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Making our way home : the Great Migration and the Black American dream

by Imani, Blair,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Summary
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 Reviews
Booklist Review: "Focused on the years 1910 to 1979, during which six million Black Americans moved across the country in search of a better future, this is Imani's (Modern HERstory, 2018) primer on the Great Migration for people of all ages and cultural heritages. Beginning with Reconstruction and its failures, Imani introduces key people, events, and concepts with rectifying nods toward traditional historical narratives (the Migration, for example, was fueled more by domestic terrorism and famine than by opportunism; FDR's lauded New Deal and the 1944 G.I. Bill actually widened the wealth gap between Black and white America). Continuing through the Harlem Renaissance, world wars, and the civil rights movement, Imani closes this history with the anti-war and liberation movements of the 1960s and '70s, and the world-changing advent of hip-hop. Baker's pop-art style digital renderings of portraits, photographs, and objects are an eye-catching combination of modern and reverent. With a bibliography, index, and glossary for people, terms, and events, this is both an important corrective to whitewashed U.S. history and an excellent jumping-off point for further inquiry.--Annie Bostrom Copyright 2020 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 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
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Great Migration and the Black American dream
Contributors Baker, Rachelle, illustrator.
Language English
Description xi, 179 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-173) and index.
ISBN 9781984856920
1984856928
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