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The Great Migration to New Jersey

Grades 9 through 12
Books, Articles and Teachers Guides

"The Beleaguered City as Promised Land: Blacks in Newark, 1917-1947"
pp. 433-461. In A New Jersey Anthology
Edited and compiled by Maxine N. Lurie.
Clement A. Price. Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1994

Afro-Americans in New Jersey: A Short History.
Giles R. Wright. Trenton: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1988, pp. 45-54

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guides
Program 9, The Progressive Banner
David Steven Cohen. Trenton: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004

Audio and Video

The Progressive Banner
Program 9, the New Jersey Legacy television series. A co-production of New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2003

Chanceman's Brothers and Sisters: The Origins of the 20th Century Morris County Black Community
Produced by Rita Heller, County College of Morris, 1998

Excerpt on the Great Migration
(Streaming Video)

www.nj-history.org
Select: "Enter"
Select: "Progressive Era"
Select: "Great Migration"
Select: "Video-Great Migration"

Online Lecture

Clement Alexander Price, "Newark and the Great Migration"
www.nj-history.org
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Select: "Great Migration"
Select: "Online Lecture-Clement Price"

Documents

New Jersey Legacy Teachers Guide
Program 9, The Progressive Banner
David Steven Cohen. Trenton: NJN Public Television and the New Jersey Historical Commission, 2004
Excerpts from "The Third Ward," by Vivian Mintz, pp.125-127

New Jersey History Partnership Project
www.nj-history.org
Select: "Enter"
Select: "Progressive Era"
Select: "Great Migration"
Select: "Classroom Activity-Documents"
Helen Pendleton on "Cotton Pickers in Northern Counties, Survey (1917).
Report on a Survey of African Americans in New Jersey, 1932