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Great Migration Centennial Celebration

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Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL 60653
April 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

In 2016 Chicago's cultural community is celebrating The Great Migration Centennial. The Great Migration, a long-term movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, transformed Chicago between 1916 and 1970. Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood became home to a tremendous number of African Americans during the Migration. As one of the most significant landmarks of the Great Migration, this South Side neighborhood is shrouded in a glowing, African American cultural allure.

There are numerous events, tours and exhibits across the city where you can celebrate the Great Migration Centennial. Highlights include:


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