* Provides analytical frameworks and resources that high school teachers and college instructors will find invaluable

* Spotlights the African American civil rights movement in the North and the return migration to the South from 1965 to the present

This book examines the century-long migration of African Americans who moved within the South after the Civil War and then left to settle permanently in other regions, irrevocably altering the political, social, and cultural history of the United States; and considers these movements within the broader historical, political, and cultural context of the African Diaspora.

* Photographs, illustrations, and a map accompany the text

* A chronology of major events in black migration

* A bibliography identifies letters, interviews, and autobiographies as source material