In celebrating Black History Month, the RLS-NYC office was joined by Dr. Carla Dubose (SUNY Westchester), Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. (University at Buffalo), Dr. Peter Cole (Western Illinois University), and Dr. Faustina DuCros (San José State University), for an hour-long discussion on the Great Migration.
Some of the when and why questions around the migration of 6-million Black people, out of the South and into Northern urban areas were discussed. Central to the conversation were the themes of labor, organizing, urban planning, and identity in New York City, Buffalo, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Watch the recording of this event:
- Dr. Carla J DuBose-Simons:
- DuBose-Simons, Carla J. “Movin’ on Up: African Americans in the South Bronx in the 1940s.” New York History 95, no. 4 (2014): 543-557.
- Ezra, M. (Ed.). (2013). The Economic Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power (1st ed.). Routledge 3. The Brooklyn Urban League and Equal Employment Opportunity in New York’s War Industries Carla J. DuBose
- Dr. Faustina DuCros:
- “You’re a Different Kind of Black—Where You From?”: The Qualifying Role of Place in the Construction of Black Racial and Ethnic Identities among Louisiana Creole Migrants
- Dr. DuCros is also the author of the forthcoming: Louisiana Creoles Out West: The Making of Black Racial and Ethnic Identities in California, where she uses qualitative sociology to unveil the not-yet-fully-told story of Louisiana Creoles in California. The book shows how the shifting boundaries associated with migration, place, belonging, ancestry, and ethnicity shape an American-born Black identity making process through a regionalized ethnicity.
- Dr. Peter Cole: