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Great Migration Writing Assignment

Books & Vetted Web Sites:
To find books and vetted websites on the Great Migration, access the RESOURCE LIST located in the ONLINE CATALOGUE. Find the online catalogue on the Media Center Home Page and, on the left hand column, click on RESOURCE LIST. In the upper right hand side there are two tabs: click on the PUBLIC tab. Scroll down until you see Chicago-Great Migration and select it. Relevant books in the media center collection will appear. To see the vetted websites, click on the WEB SITES tab in the upper right hand corner.
Data Bases:
To locate the schools commercial data bases, go to the Media Center Home Page and locate “Data Bases” in the ribbon that runs across the top of the page. Use the pull down menu to select the desired data bases.
eLibrary: Provides access to more than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts – plus thousands of maps, pictures, educator-approved websites. An effective search for this project is Great migration and African Americans and Chicago. The results of this search include documents such as GREAT MIGRATION; Overlooked History.

The Encyclopedia of Chicago

"The Encyclopedia of Chicago is a dynamic and unprecedented metropolitan history. Thousands of historical resources-including articles, photos, maps, broadsides and newspapers-related to Chicago's colorful and complex history are at your fingertips."

Encyclopedia of Chicago

Chicago and the Great Migration

Chicago and the Great Migration is an article that appears in Illinois Periodicals online. It is a digital imagin project at Northern Illinois University Libraries. It provides indepth information on this topic.Chicago and the Great Migration

The African-American Mosaic (A Library of Congress Resource Guide)

This web site provides a brief accounting of causes of the "Great Migration"

Great Migration


Fly Away - The Great Migration

Map of Chicago's South Side : Migrants from the South came to Chicago and other Northern cities because opportunities which could never be had in the rural south. Information and maps.
Great Migration

Public Broadcasting Newshour: Author Examins Generations Long Black "Defection from the Jim Crow South"

In her new book "The Warmth of Other Suns," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and professor Isabel Wilkerson digs into the "The Great Migration".Great Migration Interview

The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords (PBS)

This section gives you an opportunity to explore the history of four newspapers and learn more about the men and women who helped shape the history of the black press. Click on The Defender newpaper for information about the "Great Migration".
Black Newspapers and the Great Migration


The Encyclopedia Britanica

Provides general information on the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to the North.
Encyclopedia Britanica


Chicago: Destination for the Great Migration

A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/afam011.html

The African-American Migration Experience

This web sites chronicles different African-American migrations.
African-American Migration