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  1. Chicago: “Destination for the GreatMigration” April L. Richardson ETE 100 Sec. 01 Monday, August 29, 2005

  2. Map of Chicago • Ethnic Communities in 1926

  3. Chicago Defender • News Paper • Blacks migrate from South • Church listings • Founder

  4. Adam’s Letter Galliard’s Letter Letters

  5. Ida B. Wells Community Center • School policies imposed on blacks • Stop gap measures used • Prevented overcrowding

  6. Job Discrimination • Fair Wages • Promotions • Advancements

  7. Black Entrepreneurship • Migrants from 1910-1930 • Black owned businesses • Restaurants opened

  8. The “Perfect Eat” Shop • Chicago: 47th near South Park • Ernest Morris Owner • Photo Taken 1942

  9. “Black Belt” • Economic Status Zoning • Northernmost Oldest Section -Poorest Blacks • Southernmost Section -Elites Resided • April 1941

  10. Conclusion • Migration to Chicago wasn’t easy for blacks. • Many struggled to have basic living standards. • Some had to make ends meet by any means necessary, which resulted in entrepreneurship. Roll mouse over ‘blue square’ for a direct link to website. Click

  11. Thank You Questions & Comments