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Map of Migration Routes Followed by African Americans During the Great Migration

Between 1910 and 1930, more than one million African Americans moved out of the South to cities in the North, Midwest, and West. They sought economic opportunity, freedom from racial segregation, and safety from lynching and other kinds of racist [...]

Item Type: Map
Black Chicagoans Describe Their Great Migration Experiences

In the summer of 1919, violence broke out between whites and African Americans in Chicago. The five-day riot left thirty-eight people dead and more than five hundred people injured. The city formed a Commission on Race Relations to study what [...]

Item Type: Book (excerpt)
Black Chicagoans Describe their Migration Experiences worksheet

This worksheet is designed to help students draw historical understanding from the experiences of African Americans who moved north during the Great Migration.

Item Type: Worksheet
Active Viewing: Up South

In this activity, students watch the ASHP documentary Up South: African-American Migration in the Era of the Great War with documents and exercises designed to support and reinforce the documentary's key concepts of Jim Crow, lynching, [...]

Active Viewing: Up South vocabulary sheet

These words and phrases from the Up South documentary may be unfamiliar to students.

Active Viewing: Up South worksheet

This worksheet is designed to help students organize information from the documentary Up South: African-American Migration in the Era of the Great War.

"As it was in the old days"

Edward Curtis was a professional photographer of the American West. In 1906, the wealthy banker and art collector J.P. Morgan hired Curtis to produce a multi-volume series on Native Americans that would include essays, sound recordings, and 1500 [...]

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Constitution Worksheet

This worksheet helps students to analyze excerpts from the LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) constitution for meaning, language, and tone.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Constitution (Excerpt)

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Latino immigrants, most from Mexico, faced many problems, including low wages, poor working conditions, discrimination, and violence. They used a range of strategies to address those problems and [...]

Tags: Latino
A South Carolina Textile Mill Owner Explains Child Labor

In 1914 members of Congress were preparing to vote on the the Palmer-Owen Child Labor Bill, which would have banned interstate commerce in goods produced using the labor of children. Lewis Parker was the owner and manager of several textile mills, [...]

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