This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer The African American Great Migration: Pursuing the American Dream Evening Lecture/Seminar Monday, July 12, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Code: 1H0612 Location: This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series. Select your Tickets $20 Member $25 Non-Member Resize text A Black family arrives in Chicago from the South, ca. 1919 (BlackPast.org) The Great Migration was the mass movement of mostly rural Black Southerners to urban cores across the country between 1916 and 1970. It was one of the most important moments in American history and reconfigured the nation’s politics, arts, and culture. As millions of people confronted the challenges of a new labor market, housing segregation, and Northern racism, African American communities redefined themselves as representative of Southern sensibilities and Northern realities. Marcia Chatelain, professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University, examines how the enormous social upheaval changed families, especially as they understood generational differences, gendered expectations, and the possibilities of realizing a better life in cities. She also explores the reasons why some left, some stayed, and how our lives today continue to be changed by the Great Migration. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.