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