Community Conversation: The Communities the Great Migration Built
From World War I through the 1970s, 6 million African Americans left their homes in the Jim Crow South for the North and West in search of a better life for themselves and their families in what became known as the Great Migration. Many moved to cities including Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, but also places like Lackawanna, New York, where Ruben Santiago-Hudson grew up on the banks of Lake Erie. In these new cities, African Americans found both new opportunities and new challenges, and formed new communities as well. With Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues onstage at the Taper, we’re bringing together thought leaders to discuss the people and places the Great Migration made.
An RSVP to the Community Conversation does not include a ticket to the performance. Existing ticketholders are welcome to join us, but must RSVP to attend the Community Conversation.