We were one family among the many thousands. Mama and Daddy leaving home, coming to the city, with their hopes and their courage, their dreams and their children, to make a better life. When Eloise Greenfield was four months old, her family moved from their home in Parmele, North... read more
“(Intro) Between 1915 and 1930, more than a million African Americans left their homes in the South, the southern part of the United States, and moved to the North. This movement was named the "Great Migration."”
“I. The News // They read about it, heard about it, in letters and newspapers sent down from the North, from visiting cousins and brothers and aunts: there were jobs up there, nice houses, no Ku Klux Klan everywhere you turn, burning down schools and homes and hope. They thought about it, talked about it, spread the word. "Did you hear the news? Can it really be true? Well, I'm going to see. How about you?"”
“We were one family among the many thousands. Mama and Daddy leaving home, coming to the city, with their hopes and their courage, theirs dreams and their children, to make a better life.”
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