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DPLA link to Great Migration primary sources

Beginning July 2017, Bronzeville Historical Society became a DPLA Community Rep. Check back soon for details on our hosting a DPLA community engagement event.

Save the Date:  Sat. August 19, 2017  12 noon to 2PM.   Location TBA

2016 marked  100 years of the height of the largest migration of human capital from the

South to the North.  More than 5 million African Americans fled the South

and reached Chicago.  Many left due to racism, few opportunities for

employment, lynching, poor housing, and fear.

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