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“Open the Door, I’ll Get It Myself” – The Great Migration to New Jersey

February 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The William Trent House
Virtual Illustrated Talk by Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps
New Jersey’s African American population multiplied during what is known as the Great Migration in the early decades of the 20th century. A leading history scholar and acclaimed speaker, Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps will explore the factors leading African Americans to take on the challenges and risks of leaving communities and families in the South for an unknown, but hoped for, better future in the North. She will share stories of some of these migrants and discuss how their arrival changed life and culture in New Jersey’s cities.
“Scott and Violet Arthur arrive with their family at Chicago’s Polk Street Depot on Aug. 30, 1920, two months after their two sons were lynched in Paris, Texas. The picture has become an iconic symbol of the Great Migration. (Chicago History Museum)”
Published in The Chicago Defender on September 4, 1920
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