Monument to the Great Northern Migration
Chicago was integral to the Great American Migration which is integral to African American History where more than six million black Americans relocated to the rural South and the industrial North and West.
The neighborhood of Bronzeville pays tribute to the Great migration with public art because Chicago was a major destination during that time.
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This important historical period has been immortalized by Alison Saar’s bronze statue of a travelling man on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. It serves as a huge reminder of ‘all the great Chicagoans the city gained during this time.’