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There are many resources on the history of the First Great Migration to Philadelphia and on African-American life in the city in the early twentieth century. Local archives house rich collections of photographs, personal papers, organizational records, and other materials. Studies from the past of African-American businesses, migrant living conditions, and current events provide amazing glimpses into the city and region in an age when racial segregation still ruled the land. One can also learn more about the people and history by browsing websites like Goin’ North,, and other websites. Included below are some places to start your own exploration of the history.