American Experience

The Great Migration: From Mississippi to Chicago

Clip: Season 15 | 1m 15s Video has closed captioning.

Hundreds of thousands of black people fled Mississippi for Chicago in the years between the world wars. Neighborhoods and schools were segregated, but the city offered a kind of freedom black Mississippians could only dream about.

Aired: 01/20/03

Rating: NR

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