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canada goose black friday sale A mural seen on South King Drive in Bronzeville. Max Herman/For the Sun Times canada goose black friday sale

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Victory Monument on South King Drive in Bronzeville. Max Herman/For the Sun Times

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The Great Migration of African Americans escaping canada goose coats from Jim Crow laws that legalized racism, segregation and disenfranchisement that canadian goose jacket dominated the American South resulted in more than half million new settlers in Chicago.

At the gateway to Bronzeville stands Alison Saar’s “Monument to the Great Northern Migration” which was installed in 1994 to commemorate the six million African Americans who traveled North from 1910 to 1970. The statue of a man with a hat and suitcase in hand, is canada goose uk shop poignantly made out of what seems to mimic worn out soles of shoes.

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