Sunday, July 17, 2011

How did your family end up in Chicago?



How did your family end up in Chicago?



Here Are Some Heritage Questions from one of my teenagers summer school class.



Who migrated to Chicago? When were they born? How did they live in the South?

Why did they migrate to Chicago?

When did they migrate to Chicago?

How long was the preparation to move North?

What caused them to move North? Racism, low employment, poor agriculture, etc.

What was their motivation for moving?

How long did it take for them to arrive in Chicago?

How did they get to Chicago? By train, bus, plane, walked, etc.

Did they sell their house before moving North?

What was the settlement process like in Chicago like?

What was going on socially, politically, and economically during these times?


Marc Sims
Chicago


PS

Black metropolis; a study of Negro life in a northern city [by] St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton. Introd. by Richard Wright. Introd. to Torchbook ed. by Everett C. Hughes. http://www.chipublib.org/search/details/cn/58871


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