Exploring the Third Coast and Second City: Background and research on African migration in the Midwestern U.S. and Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area

Migration Letters

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Title Exploring the Third Coast and Second City: Background and research on African migration in the Midwestern U.S. and Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area
 
Creator Taber, C. Kevin
 
Subject Social Sciences; Political Science; Geography
Africa; United States; diaspora; migrant associations; settlement patterns.
 
Description Sub-Saharan African migration to the U.S. is rapidly yet quietly growing, and the Midwestern/Great Lakes region of the country (its Third Coast) is becoming an increasingly important destination. In particular, the so-called Second City of Chicago the regional epicenter and third largest U.S. city is in need of social scientific research addressing the unique trajectories and experiences of its expanding African populations. This paper provides a background for these dynamics by drawing from primary and secondary data on Midwestern African migrant communities organizing and activities as observed through interviews and fieldwork among more than fifty African migrant organizations in the Midwestern U.S. and Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area. It will outline the evolution and distribution of African migration in the Chicago area and provide a brief overview of African resources, organizations, and other institutions and establishments as they seek to bring together and represent the burgeoning African community within and beyond the city.
 
Publisher Transnational Press London
 
Contributor University of Chicago's Black Metropolis Research Consortium
Indiana University's Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
 
Date 2018-01-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Research Paper
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/982
 
Source Migration Letters; Vol 15, No 1 (2018): SI: When Expatriation is a Matter of Family. Opportunities, Barriers and Intimacies in Expatriates Mobility; 125-138
1741-8992
1741-8984
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/982/663
 

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