This learn of Boston’s West Indian immigrants examines the identities, ambitions, and aspirations of 2 generations of black migrants from the British-held Caribbean who settled in Boston among 1900 and 1950. Describing their adventure between Boston’s American-born blacks and within the context of the city’s immigrant historical past, the publication charts new conceptual territory. the opposite Black Bostonians explores the pre-migration historical past of the immigrants, paintings and housing, id, tradition and neighborhood, activism and social mobility. What emerges is a close photograph of black immigrant lifestyles. Johnson’s paintings makes a contribution to the research of the black diaspora because it charts the heritage of this primary wave of Caribbean immigrants.
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