Monument to the Great Northern Migration

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Monument to the Great Northern Migration
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

Alison Saar's 1994 work, "Monument to the Great Northern Migraton," honors the six million-odd African-Americans who traveled from the South to Chicago from 1910 to 1970. The sculpture depicts a man oriented and pointing northward, suitcase in hand, his entire outfit made of the worn soles of his shoes. It's situated at the historic entrance to Bronzeville, a neighborhood that boomed thanks to the Great Migration.

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Venue name: Monument to the Great Northern Migration
Address: 345 E Eastgate Pl
Chicago

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