Date: 02/15/2015

Time: 11:00 am

Price: $20 in advance

As veterans returned stateside after WWII, many African Americans returned to a place that not only did not appreciate their service and valor, but rather aggressively expressed the racism that the Jim Crow era endorsed, enforced and encouraged. Cities like New York beckoned, and like it did for those immigrant groups who came before, the promise of a decent job and a more tolerant community made a move northward irresistible. And while black Americans were packing to follow their dreams of a better life in New York, the white population that thrived in New York City and the Bronx during the first half of the 20th century was leaving in droves. These shifts in population and demographics would play out on the Grand Concourse. Join this tour with urban planner and lifelong Bronx resident Sam Goodman for a new look at a historic thoroughfare.

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