Black Migration

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Great Migration

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Isabel Wilkerson, talks about her book, now in paperback, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, as listeners share their families' stories of moving away from the Jim Crow south.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Blacks Moving South

Thursday, July 07, 2011

The 2010 Census showed that the African American population dropped in New York City by two percent. WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal discusses the migration of blacks from New York City to Southern locales.

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As Redistricting Begins, Racial Gerrymandering Follows Black Migration

Friday, April 29, 2011

With Republicans now controlling most state legislatures, the GOP has the luxury of steering the process. That likely means packing newly-distributed black voters into strategically drawn borders, siphoning them from swing districts that would become more solidly Republican as a result.

Obviously, there are big implications for the next decade of elections. In post-census years, it's good to be the king.