We'd like to thank our many generous partners who have granted us permission to use images and sources from their collections to help us tell the stories of the Great Migration. We are especially grateful to Doug Boyd and Kopana Terry at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky for their support of our project and their invaluable platform Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS), which has enabled us to bring new life to the old oral history interviews.

Temple University’s Special Collections and Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania provided us access to materials that have never before been digitized or published. We are also grateful for unprecedented access to the African American Museum in Philadelphia's archival collections. The Philadelphia Tribune, the oldest newspaper in the United States serving the African-American community, graciously granted permission for the use of articles dating back to the early 1910s. The Free Library of Philadelphia, Hagley Museum and Library, Library Company of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Department of Records made images available to us from their extensive photographic collections.

Images and documents also come from the Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, Joyner Library at East Carolina University, Library of Congress, National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, New York Public Library, North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Palace Mission Church, Philadelphia Daily News, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina, State Archives of Florida, Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, Virginia Eastern Shore Public Library, and the Virginia Historical Society.

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OHMS Temple University Libraries

Philadelphia Tribune

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Library Company of Philadelphia  African American Museum in Philadelphia Hagley Museum & Library Philadelphia History Museum
Philadelphia Daily News National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum Phillyhistory.com