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Making our way home : the Great Migration and the Black American dream / Blair Imani ; foreword by Patrisse Cullors ; illustrations by Rachelle Baker.

Imani, Blair, (author.). Baker, Rachelle, (illustrator.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library. (Show)

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Summary:

"Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America. Through gripping and accessible historical narrative paired with illustrations, author and activist Blair Imani examines the largely overlooked impact of The Great Migration and how it affected--and continues to affect--Black identity and America as a whole. Making Our Way Home explores issues like voting rights, domestic terrorism, discrimination, and segregation alongside the flourishing of arts and culture, activism, and civil rights. Imani shows how these influences shaped America's workforce and wealth distribution by featuring the stories of notable people and events, relevant data, and family histories. The experiences of prominent figures such as James Baldwin, Fannie Lou Hamer, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X), Ella Baker, and others are woven into the larger historical and cultural narratives of the Great Migration to create a truly singular record of this powerful journey."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library 973.0496 Im1 (Text) 37801000665008 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/11/2020 Available -
Hood River County Library 973.0496 IMA 2020 (Text) 33892100663732 Adult New Books Book None 02/25/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984856920
  • ISBN: 1984856928
  • Physical Description: xi, 179 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ten Speed Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / by Patrisse Cullors -- Introduction -- Separate but equal : Reconstruction-1919 -- Beautiful - and ugly, too : 1920-1929 -- I, too, am America : 1930-1939 -- Liberty and justice for all? : 1940-1949 -- Trouble ahead : 1950-1959 -- The time is in the street, you know : 1960-1969 -- All power to all the people : 1970-1979 -- Conclusion -- Glossary.
Summary, etc.:
"Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America. Through gripping and accessible historical narrative paired with illustrations, author and activist Blair Imani examines the largely overlooked impact of The Great Migration and how it affected--and continues to affect--Black identity and America as a whole. Making Our Way Home explores issues like voting rights, domestic terrorism, discrimination, and segregation alongside the flourishing of arts and culture, activism, and civil rights. Imani shows how these influences shaped America's workforce and wealth distribution by featuring the stories of notable people and events, relevant data, and family histories. The experiences of prominent figures such as James Baldwin, Fannie Lou Hamer, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X), Ella Baker, and others are woven into the larger historical and cultural narratives of the Great Migration to create a truly singular record of this powerful journey." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans > Migrations > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Migration, Internal > United States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Race identity > Juvenile literature.
African American arts > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Migrations > History > 20th century.
Migration, Internal > United States > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Race identity.
African American arts > 20th century.
HISTORY / African American.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
Summary: "Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America. Through gripping and accessible historical narrative paired with illustrations, author and activist Blair Imani examines the largely overlooked impact of The Great Migration and how it affected--and continues to affect--Black identity and America as a whole. Making Our Way Home explores issues like voting rights, domestic terrorism, discrimination, and segregation alongside the flourishing of arts and culture, activism, and civil rights. Imani shows how these influences shaped America's workforce and wealth distribution by featuring the stories of notable people and events, relevant data, and family histories. The experiences of prominent figures such as James Baldwin, Fannie Lou Hamer, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X), Ella Baker, and others are woven into the larger historical and cultural narratives of the Great Migration to create a truly singular record of this powerful journey."

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