Lifting As We Climb

The Great Migration and the Black American Dream
Product Number: EB00758710
Released: Jan 14, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781984856937
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
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Description

An accessible, approachable, and illustrated exploration of the Great Migration and how Black and American culture prospered and changed between 1910 and the rise and decline of the Black Panther Party. The Great Migration-when six million Black Americans left the American South for northern and western cities-sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America. Through gripping and accessible historical narrative, family stories, illustrations, infographics, and maps, author and activist Blair Imani examines this largely overlooked cultural sea change and how it impacted-and continues to impact-America and Black identity today. Issues such as voting rights, politics, domestic terrorism, discrimination, and segregation are examined alongside the flourishing of arts and culture, liberation, activism, and civil rights. You'll learn about how these influences shaped America's workforce and wealth distribution through the stories of famous people in addition to family oral histories. Prominent people like Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, Fannie Lou Hamer, James Baldwin, and others are spotlighted alongside the larger historical and cultural narratives of the Great Migration.

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Author(s): Blair Imani
Original Publish Date: Jan 14, 2020

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