The Great Migration and Race Economics (VIRTUAL)
Thursday, March 18th, 2021
A lengthy list of push and pull factors led to 6 million African Americans migrating from the American South to points North and West between 1910 and 1970 with the goal of finding a better life for themselves and their families. When they arrived, they faced new forms of racism woven into the very tools meant to afford those that work hard a slice of the American Dream. Those impediments began an ever-widening wealth gap that impact generations far removed from the original policies. Today, this issue demands our attention as so many people of color are denied the full license to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Join Brett Burkey of the Florida Council on Economic Education as he takes you through a new lesson on the social and economic impacts of this era of U.S. History and the implications for today.
Audience: Economics and U.S. History Teachers, Grades 9-12