Becoming America Year 3

Fall Seminar 5

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Location: Everett High School, 100 Elm Street, Everett Map
[see note at bottom of page for additional directions]

For a summary of this presentation, go to the //BA Blog.//

Scheduled Topic:

From the Rural Periphery to the Industrial Core: African Americans and the Great Migration

Kerri Greenidge, ABD, Boston University


 Refugees on levee, April 17, 1897 / photo by Carroll's Art Gallery.  From the Library of Congress
Refugees on levee, April 17, 1897 / photo by Carroll's Art Gallery. From the Library of Congress


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Readings:

Printed versions are in your white project binder:






Additonal Primary Source Document:

The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States By Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1895)


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Greenidge desribes the reasons for the Great Migration


PowerPoint Presentation:



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Boston's blacks settled in the South End mainly for economic reasons.





Additional Resources:


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Short biography of Ida B Wells-Barnet (PBS)

"Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice" video 1989



Directions to Everett High School


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Google Map image of Everett High School



Please come in the main doors (the side facing the park), sign in as necessary, and then walk straight back from the front doors (keeping the cafeteria and the curved red wall to your right) to the elevator in the right, back corner. Take the elevator to the 5th floor. When you get off, go left through the library doors to the main area. The TLC is in the Library Workroom (Room 5002).

Note -- this is the new high school. Be careful if you are using a GPS. Thanks!