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Although Black people have been moving away from the south since the before and after slavery, the Great Black Migration, which took place in two waves - the first between 1915-1930, and the second between 1940-1970, resulted in 6 million Black people leaving the south. This massive migration changed this country. This is why Aretha Franklin became a legendary soul singer. This is why jazz the blues, which started in the Mississippi Delta became popular in Chicago, Detroit, and New York. This is why there is a Motown Records. But this is also why there is a legacy of housing discrimination, school inequality, police brutality, race riots, urban rebellions and inner city poverty in the North.Black people left the south for the promise of a better life. Some left to save their lives. But most would face a new problem in the north.Please join historian and educator Jamon Jordan of Black Scroll Network History & Tours as he discusses the Great Migration in a virtual lecture.After you register, you will receive a Zoom link via email. Please check your email 2 days before the lecture, so that you can see the Zoom link. Price - $30

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WHO WE ARErnThe Black Scroll Network, History u0026 Tours, L.L.C., came into being in 2013. After years of leading tours for free, the founder of the company saw the need for people to have a personal experience with the history of African Americans and Black people throughout the Diaspora. This is especially true in Detroit, MI, where the company was founded and is based. This city, which is about 85% African American, has a rich history, from enslaved Africans and Indigenous People to being a major station on the Underground Railroad which Black people used to escape enslavement, to a Black economic and residential center, known as Black Bottom u0026 Paradise Valley to numerous events, leaders and figures in history.rnWe offer tours in Detroit, other places in Michigan, and even historical sites throughout the United States. Please contact Jamon Jordan at 313-983-9216 or email him at to schedule a tour.rn

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