Field to Factory: The Great Migration
This paper discusses the "Field to Factory" museum exhibit and looks at the migration within the United States of southern African Americans in 1915-1940.
# 84388 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 2005 |
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in African-American Studies (1870-1950) , History (U.S. Colonization of North America) , Art (General)
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This paper focuses on the National Museum's Field to Factory exhibit, and the Great Migration from the years 1915-1940. It discusses the social elements that existed in the lives of southern African Americans and their reasons to migrate by the thousands to northern lands. The writer further looks at the effects of this migration on the United States, making use of 3 sources of supporting information.
From the Paper:"A remarkable statement on the social history of the United States, the Field to Factory Exhibit at the National Museum of American History offers the viewer the opportunity to step briefly back in time and experience elements from the Great Migration of an American people. This period, (1915-1940) is an important span of time for the entire world to consider. While we are taught about the Civil War, slavery, and the Civil Rights Movement, we often fail to comprehend the significant changes that took place in the United States because of the courage of a race that refused to be enslaved forever. This exhibit speaks, through visual and audio means, about the lives of the African American people in the south, during their migration north, and presents evidence about their new lives in the northern United States."
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