#30DayEducationChallenge Day 5

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Today we're talking about The Great Migration which began with a group of families leaving Selma, AL in 1916 and eventually became 6 million people over six decades seeking political asylum within their own country. When this began, 90% of Black people lived in the South, and by the 70s when it ended, 47% of Black people lived in the West and North. Families sought a better, free life in the North but - spoiler alert - they faced (you guessed it!) violence and terrorism from (you guessed it again!) white people.

Today we're listening to a TED Talk from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson (time to complete: 17 minutes).

Reflection questions (journal, discuss with your group, or join the conversation on Instagram):

  1. What is something new you learned?
  2. What is something that surprised you? 
  3. What is a pattern from this story that you see today?
  4. What is a pattern from this talk that you noticed in Reconstruction and slavery? 
I also really enjoyed the history lesson from the Smithsonian: "The Long-Lasting Legacy of The Great Migration". 

Thanks for joining! Will post tonight with the weekend assignment (a movie). With the 

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