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The Great Migration: One Woman’s Story


The Great Migration of African Americans from the rural, sharecropping South to big city factory work in the North was a huge transformation in our country’s history.

It is something people often forget about or aren’t very familiar with now, but its effects are still felt today in how we live and in how people view cities.

This story from Sunday’s Toledo Blade tells one 96-year-old woman’s story: from Greenville, Mississippi to Toledo, Ohio.



Filed under Race Relations