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The African-American Migration Experience

11 Jul
Negro migratory workers and one shack, Belle G...

Negro migratory workers and one shack, Belle Glade, Fla. (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

The African-American Migration Experience

“The African-American Migration Experience

New societies, new peoples, and new communities usually originate in acts of migration. Someone or ones decide to move from one place to another. They choose a new destination and sever their ties with their traditional community or society as they set out in search of new opportunities, new challenges, new lives, and new life worlds. Most societies in human history have a migration narrative in their stories of origin. All communities in American society trace their origins in the United States to one or more migration experiences. America, after all, is “a nation of immigrants.”

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