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"Late" Black Northward Migrations

I find that as I become more of a seasoned genealogist (and collect more oral histories), I have the growing desire/ ability to place my family's history into the context of American history.

I was skimming through an old college textbook called "From Slavery to Freedom" and my copy of "Finding a Place Called Home" and noticed that the Great Black Migration from South to North peaked at 1914 - 1920.

However, it seems like all of my mother's side (Monix, Jones, West, Crowder, Sykes, Evans, Martin) remained near Duncan, MS through the late 1940's - 1960's. Then suddenly around the late 60's many of my (and related) folks started leaving for the North.

Is there any documentation, historical writing, other discussion here at Afrigeneas, etc. on a "late" (Jim Crow/ Civil Rights Era) "great migration?"

I plan on compiling my Monix genelogy into a preliminary book for the next Monix reunion (2 yrs. from now)...It would be neat to place our stories into a broader historical context.

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"Late" Black Northward Migrations
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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