Watch Isabel Wilkerson’s TedTalk – The Great Migration and the Power of a Single Decision. Select ONE of the following questions and post your response. Try to write at least 250 words.
- Wilkerson notes that “Migration is usually a young person’s endeavor.” What would you do if you had to flee your home? How would you stay in touch with your family?
- Wilkerson claims “So this great migration was not a move. It was actually a seeking of political asylum within the borders of one’s own country.” Why does she frame the migration this way? Why does this matter?
- Wilkerson points out that after the Great Migration, the nearly 50% of the population of African Americans moved out of the South and to the rest of the US. How did the Great Migration change the face of northern cities?
- What is your family’s migration story?