In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience

Selected by the Reference & User Services Association of the American Library Association as one of the  Best Free Reference Websites in 2015, In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience “presents a new interpretation of African-American history, one that focuses on the self-motivated activities of peoples of African descent to remake themselves and their worlds. Of the thirteen defining migrations that formed and transformed African America, only the transatlantic slave trade and the domestic slave trades were coerced, the eleven others were voluntary movements of resourceful and creative men and women, risk-takers in an exploitative and hostile environment. Their survival skills, efficient networks, and dynamic culture enabled them to thrive and spread, and to be at the very core of the settlement and development of the Americas. Their hopeful journeys changed not only their world and the fabric of the African Diaspora but also the Western Hemisphere.” The site was created by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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