The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) presents “The Great Migration” on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Free and open to the public, the program begins at 2 p.m.
ASALH was founded as the premier Black Heritage learned society in the nation on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History and the Founder of Black History Month.
ASALH Detroit is established pursuant to the organizational mission of ASALH national, to carry forth Dr. Woodson’s legacy of speaking a fundamental truth to the world – that Africans and peoples of African descent are makers of history, and co-workers in what W. E. B. Du Bois called, “the Kingdom of Culture.”
Admission to The Wright is free on Saturday and Sunday — part of a series of Free Admission Days sponsored by Comcast.
The image above depicts a group of Florida migrants on their way home to Cranberry, New Jersey, to pick potatoes, near Sharboro, North Carolina. Created by Jack Delano, the photograph is courtesy of Farm Security Administration, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Photograph, July 1941.