Herb - social history for every classroom

Search

Herb - social history for every classroom

menuAmerican Social History Project  ·    Center for Media and Learning

Chicago’s Urban League Offers Assistance to Southern Migrants

Between 1910 and 1920, as the Great Migration swept north, the African-American population in Chicago and other northern cities more than doubled. Members of established African-American communities tried to help new arrivals adjust to city life. Organizations such as the Urban League distributed cards like the ones below offering advice and assistance with housing and employment.

Source | Card distributed by Chicago Urban League, circa 1920. Arthur and Graham Aldis Papers, Special Collections Department, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Creator | Chicago Urban League
Item Type | Pamphlet/Petition
Cite This document | Chicago Urban League, “Chicago’s Urban League Offers Assistance to Southern Migrants,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 21, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1597.

Print and Share