A REAL WOMAN OF THE GREAT MIGRATION
In 1942 Arlene and her husband moved their family from a coal mining town in Mingo County, West Virginia to Chicago, Illinois; Vancouver, Washington; Rodeo, California and finally settled in Detroit, Michigan in 1946. This is a story about their hopes, dreams and struggles to move their family to a place where there was good housing, schools, and work to support their family. This was their American dream. A dream shared by most Americans. This family was a part of the Great Migration of African-American families that moved from the South to the Mid-west, and beyond to the North West in search of a better life for themselves and their children. An African-American family who were pioneers. I have posted two chapters of Arlene’s story please read and give me your feedback. Chapter III is coming soon.
Author: J. Keel
5 thoughts on “The 1930’s through the 1950’s Great Migration – New Pioneers- African American Families”
I am so thankful for this. .your story will be shared through all generations. .
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I had given my Grandmother a book that is similar to a baby book many years ago because I did not/don’t know any family history safe to say she passed and I never saw the book again so I guess she never filled it out for me, it’s awesome to have some family history on my father’s side to pass on to my daughter Thank you so much.
This has helped me to understand our Family.
Thank you so much.