migration


Making African America: A Symposium On Immigration and The Changing Dynamics of Blackness – Various Sessions/Dates (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

The Making African America symposium brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. Events and registration links listed below. Friday, March 5, 2021 3:30 p.m. EST REGISTER (LINK IS EXTERNAL) Remembering […]


Historically Speaking: Four Hundred Souls – A Conversation With Ibram Kendi and Keisha N. Blain (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

  Renowned scholars Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire have assembled 90 extraordinary writers to document the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present. Entitled Four Hundred Souls, each contributor writes about a five-year period of 400 years of […]


Introduction to African American Genealogy (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

From 1565 to 1790, Africans comprised over a third of the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States.  With little exception, these nearly 360,000 men, women, and children crossed in bondage.  Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex […]


Migration Stories: Oral Histories, Literature, and the Power of Telling (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Brooklyn Historical Society’s initiative “Muslims in Brooklyn” is grounded in a collection of 50 oral histories that represent Muslims of all ages and backgrounds, life experiences and identities. One topic touched upon repeatedly in these audio recordings is migration. Last year Penguin Random House published an anthology of migration literature […]


Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. Between 1916 and 1970, six million black Americans left their rural homes in the South for jobs in cities in the North, West, and Midwest in a movement known as The Great Migration. But while this event […]


The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. The news today is full of stories of dislocated people on the move; wild species, too, are escaping warming seas and desiccated lands, creeping, swimming, and flying in a mass exodus from their past habitats. News media […]


‘Women and Migration(s)’ (NYU Washington DC) – VIRTUAL

Join NYU Washington, DC in welcoming NYU Tisch’s Deb Willis and Ellyn Toscano with Cheryl Finley of Spelman’s AUC Art Collectivefor this special DC Dialogues program on Women and Migration(s) webinar. This event is also sponsored by NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, & Strategic Innovation. Women have been part of global and historical movements of people, to escape war, to avoid persecution, for work, for […]