The Origins of Racial Wealth Inequality:
The Unfulfilled Hope of the Great Migration and Harlem
Presented by Brett Burkey - Florida Council on Economic Education
Many Americans, at the close of the Civil War, anticipated that a better life awaited beleaguered African Americans in the North, but they ran into new forms of institutional racism that have resulted in a startling wealth gap today. In this engaging session, Brett Burkey, from the Florida Council on Economic Education, introduces attendees to a 3 lesson package that begins in the Jim Crow South of the early 20th Century at the origin of the Great Migration. The lessons present the development of discriminatory barriers that have kept great numbers of Americans from the benefits of the country's markets.
Join us on July 21st for this timely, engaging session!
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