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

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Corporate sponsorship for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Consumer Cellular. Major funding by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Sponsored By:

She Resisted

Interactive

She Resisted

Celebrate the strategies and tactics of the movement in a new interactive experience. She Resisted explores the final decade of the women’s suffrage movement through its most powerful images, brought to life with color for the first time.

Explore