A Negro Family from the Rural South. This photograph shows a black Southern family as they just arrived in Chicago, Illinois, about 1922. This was one of thousands of families that came to Chicago in the early twentieth century. Each family had its own story as to why they left the South, but many of the stories were the same. This photo is from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and it was originally published in The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot, published in 1922.
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