The Great Migration: from 1915 to the 1970s, African American families in the south of the United States sought to escape a system that seriously put their lives at risk
During the First World War, a silent but unstoppable pilgrimage took its first steps within the borders of the United States of America, due to continue through to the 1970s, and causing profound and often unexpected changes throughout society. It was probably the least discussed migration of the twentieth century, despite the fact that about six million people left their ancestral home to seek their fortune in the north of the country, changing the appearance of many large cities and their social stratification, spreading a new kind of language and new musical genres such as blues, and above all providing key personalities of the future with the opportunity to be what they have become. Here are just a few names that you might be familiar with: Michelle Obama, Spike Lee, Denzel Washington, and their black teachers, shopkeepers, and doctors whose names we will never know.
The key ideas of "The Warmth of Other Suns"
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