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In "Black Folk," the history of the Black working class is a family story

Jun 14, 2023
Historian Blair LM Kelley traces that evolution through her own family roots.
According to historian Blair LM Kelley, as Black women moved to Northern cities during the Great Migration, many found domestic work that took them away from their families — but led to the creation of new communities. Above, a woman and child in Harlem, New York City, in 1946.
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Why are Black people leaving big cities?

Kimberly Adams speaks to Politico's Brakkton Booker about a new ongoing series on Black flight from major cities.
Chicago is the first city being spotlighted in Politico's “The Next Great Migration," which outlines how the exodus of a city's Black residents can impact its politics and economy.
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