Monday, September 19, 2011

The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield

"They read about it, heard about it, in letters and newspapers sent down from the North, from visiting cousins and brothers and aunts: there were jobs up there, nice houses, no Ku Klux Klan everywhere you turn, burning down schools and homes and hope."

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Describes the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the nothern states.

Harper Collins; 32 pages

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