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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

The Chicago Commission on Race Relations, The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1922)

Moving North

"Migrants came north in thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands - from the docks of Norfolk, Savannah, Jacksonville, Tampa, Mobile, New Orleans, and Galveston: from the cotton fields of Mississippi, and the coal mines and steel-mills of Alabama and Tennessee; from workshops and wash-tubs and brickyards and kitchens they came, until the number, by conservative estimate, went well over the million and a half mark." James Weldon Johnson, Black Manhattan.

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Image ID: 1168439
Title: A negro family just arrived in Chicago from the rural South.
Source: The Negro in Chicago; a study of race relations and a race riot, by the Chicago Commission on Race Relations.
Name: Chicago Commission on Race Relations () - Author
Published: [1922]
Location: Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: African American children
African American families
Chicago (Ill.)
Group portraits
Rural-urban migration

Keywords: Children - United States
Dress - United States
Great Migration, 1916-1930
Men - United States
Women - United States
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