While the voter mobilization efforts that tipped Georgia's senate races to the Democrats have been much-discussed, they capitalized on a long-term shift in the Black population to the urban and suburban south, a "reverse great migration" that will be politically consequential for years to come.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Charles M. Blow
Times Columnist Charles Blow relocated from New York to Atlanta and says that American democracy would be healthier if younger African Americans migrated en masse to the South.
by Bruce Chadwick
Blues for an Alabama Sky, a new play by Pearl Cleage, tells the story of a handful of those people. It is a deep, rich play in which their stories are carried out against the cultural backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance.
SOURCE: USA Today
Slavery and the Great Migration are but two of the 13 mass movements of Black people that changed the nation, according to Schomburg Center Historians.
SOURCE: Diverse Education
The event included a panel with Jelani Cobb, Derek Musgrove, and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, among others.
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