The Illuminated team is in Chicago and, for the first time during our journey, our team is in two separate locations. Half of our team is staying with a host-family in the suburbs of Elmhurst, and the other half is with a different family in the city.
Our focus in Chicago is understanding reverse migration patterns. The Great Migration took place between 1915 and 1970, when 6 million African Americans moved from the South to northern cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, and New York. What we will be learning about during our time in Chicago is who is moving back to the South today – and why – thereby creating a pattern of reverse migration.
A general overview of our stay in Chicago:
City: Chicago Home-Stay Focus: Sikhism** Duration: July 14-17
July 17th: Departure to New York City, New York
** Special thanks to The Surat Initiative for collaborating on this project and helping us arrange host families in Chicago