VA SOL USII.6; Great Migration; African American history. Guided reading activity to support primary source documents found on the GIS for History website. Students read various letters written by southern African Americans seeking work in northern U.S. cities, as well as articles on life in the north and the Chicago race riots of 1919.
The original link used (www.gisforhistory.org) no longer works. This activity has been revised to use a different website to analyze letters written by African Americans in the south to "The Chicago Defender." The second half of the worksheet remains unchanged; those web links work.