Hope: Overview


DeKalb Migration Story

Except for Native Americans, DeKalb County residents’ families have emigrated from other countries. Common reasons for relocation include work, family, or religion. Leaving home to travel for days or months to a new land is daunting; however, family or friends who have already made the journey could provide comfort and assistance. 

The DeKalb County migration story considers two groups ― Blacks and Latinos ― from the early twentieth century through today. 

For more information about the Black Migration story, refer here.

For more information about the Latino Migration story, refer here.

Mexicans Migrants on the road with tire trouble (California, 1936). Photo by Dorothea Lange for the U.S. Farm Security Administration. Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington.

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