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Department of State

New Jersey Historical Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

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)

The New Jersey History Partnership Project
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Select: “Progressive Era
Select: “Great Migration
Select: “Video-Great Migration

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

The New Jersey History Partnership Project
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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

Online Lectures

Clement Alexander Price, “Newark and the Great Migration”
The New Jersey History Partnership Project
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Select: “Great Migration
Select: “Online Lecture-Clement Price

 

 


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