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Museum Tour

History Highlights Gallery Tour

Thursday, January 1

Our History Highlights tours of Chicago: Crossroads of America focus on a specific aspect of the city’s history. No RSVPs needed; we look forward to seeing you!

The Great Migration, Chicago Style

CHM, ICHi-28567

Volunteer gallery interpreter Leslie Yamshon leads this 30-minute tour on the Great Migration, the movement of African Americans from the South to the urban North that transformed Chicago and other northern cities between 1916 and 1970. Discover how a marginalized African American population in the nineteenth century emerged as a powerful force in Chicago’s political, economic, and cultural life in the mid-twentieth century.

The Details



24 th

1:30 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum 

Meet at the entrance of Chicago: Crossroads of America on the second floor.

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories