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Gentrification, integration, deconcentration

In the article entitled, Spatial Deconcentration, Yulonda Ward lays out her research on the gentrification of black neighborhoods. She insists that the depopulation of blacks in major cities came as a result of the Kerner Commission Report of 1968. Kerner himself, the chairman of the commission and former governor of Illinois, and the influence of […]

Pictured at March 9 press briefing at the Bronzeville Visitors Information Center, headquarters of the Great Migration Centennial celebration (l to r) Paula Robinson, GMCC Project Manager, Barbara Kensey, GMCC Marketing Manager, Pemon Rami, GMCC Commissioner and Dr. Lyn Hughes, founder A. Phillip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

2016 Great Migration Centennial

One of America’s most significant stories – the impact of the mass movement of African Americans from the rural south to the urban north between 1916 and 1970 – will be explored, discussed and celebrated in a yearlong, statewide commemoration of the 2016 Great Migration Centennial. Organized by the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission […]