In motion [electronic resource] : the African-American migration experience
- New York : New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
- In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience presents a new interpretation of African-American history, one that focuses on the self-motivated activities of peoples of African descent to remake themselves and their worlds. Of the thirteen defining migrations that formed and transformed African America, only the transatlantic slave trade and the domestic slave trades were coerced, the eleven others were voluntary movements of resourceful and creative men and women, risk-takers in an exploitative and hostile environment. Their survival skills, efficient networks, and dynamic culture enabled them to thrive and spread, and to be at the very core of the settlement and development of the Americas. Their hopeful journeys changed not only their world and the fabric of the African Diaspora but also the Western Hemisphere. AAME presents more than 16,500 pages of texts, 8,300 illustrations, and more than 60 maps. Browse by migration, geography, timeline, source and education materials. Phrase and keyword searching.
- African Americans > Migrations > History.
- Migration, Internal > United States > History.
- United States > Emigration and immigration > History.
- African-American transatlantic slave trade
- runaway journeys
- domestic slave trade
- colonization and emigration
- Haitian immigration
- western migration
- northern migration
- second great migration
- Caribbean migration
- return south migration
- Beginning date
- Title Variation
- African-American migration experience
- Title appears on Web page as: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents In motion
- Vol/date range
- Began in 2005.
- Title from Web page (viewed on May 3, 2005).
- Site compiled and edited by Howard Dodson and Sylviane Diouf.
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
- Related Items
- Has book published with same title as companion to the Web site.