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Summary

"Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940" opens at the National Museum of American History. The exhibit chronicles the movement of more than one million Afro-American from the farms of the rural South to the cities of the urban North, and how this restructured American society.

Subject

  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940 (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Year 1987. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988, p. 127-128.
  • Smithsonian Year 1987 Supplement; Chronology and Appendixes. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988, p. 14.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • February 5, 1987
  • 20th century

Topic

  • Openings
  • Migrations
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Rural-urban migration
  • History
  • African Americans
  • African Americans--Migrations--History

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