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The Great Migration in New York
The story of the Great Migration is the story of America. Between 1916-1970, 6 million African Americans moved from the rural South to the urban centers in the Northeast, Midwest, and West in search of jobs and other opportunities for better lives. This mass movement had a profound effect on nearly every aspect of modern American culture. In this webinar, we will hear from two historians as they discuss the relevance of the Great Migration in shaping New York State. Dr. Jennifer Lemak, Chief Curator of History at The New York State Museum, will highlight a few specific Upstate communities. Dr. Carla J. DuBose-Simons, Professor at SUNY Westchester Community College, will focus on New York City. Beverly Bardequez and Stephanie Woodard from the Rapp Road Historical Association will join them to share their experience living in and advocating on behalf of Rapp Road, a Great Migration community in Albany. They will moderate a discussion with Jennifer and Carla, including audience Q&A.

Feb 23, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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