Browse By Migrations Geography Timeline Source Materials Education Materials Search
Return Migration to the South
First ImagePrevious ImageImage GalleryNext ImageLast Image
view larger imageview larger image request a copy request a copy

Reproduced with permission from Ebony/Johnson Publishing Company.

Ebony, August 1971

The Retirees

African-American migrants, especially retirees, are also drawn to an overall lower cost of living in the region. Earnest Smith, who spent his first twenty-eight years in Mississippi, left for Chicago in 1944 as part of the Second Great Migration. He and his wife made the trip back in 1970, after more than two decades on the West Side. The Smiths save money by keeping a garden and raising chickens.

Show indexing information
First ImagePrevious ImageImage GalleryNext ImageLast Image
Home About Glossary The New York Public Library
Privacy Policy | Rules & Regulations | Using the Internet | Website Terms & Conditions

© The New York Public Library, 2005.