A Brief History of the Great Migration, when 6 Million Black People Left the South
Over roughly 60 years from the 1910s to 1970, 6 million Black Americans packed what they could and took the nearest train, bus, or horse and buggy out of the South. Many were searching for better lives for their families, economic parity, to get away from Jim Crow laws — “everything that was stifling to them in the South,” said…
Williamsburg Museum Honors Black Coachmen of Jim Crow Era
The Black men who drove horse-drawn carriages through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia were both everywhere and invisible during the Jim Crow era
The Great Migration Changed America: 1 Reporter Shares Her Family's Story
Over 60 years in the 20th century, about 6 million Black people moved from rural communities in the South to cities in the North and West to get away from Jim Crow laws and search for economic opportunity — including the family of NBCLX storyteller Jalyn Henderson. She shares her aunt’s and uncle’s perspective on the history of this period,...
Virginia AG Overturning Past Discriminatory Opinions
Virginia’s Democratic attorney general is leaving office in two days, but he’s taking a final, dramatic action he hopes will send a message about the commonwealth’s need to confront racist policies of the past. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey explains.
Attorney General Reverses Jim Crow, Pro-Segregation Opinions
Outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has reversed more than 50 legal opinions issued by predecessors during the Jim Crow and Massive Resistance eras that justified segregation, interracial marriage bans and other racist laws