Great Migration Research Paper

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Plan of Investigation The investigation assesses how The Great Migration from The South affected Rock and Roll and The Blues. More specifically from the time World War 2 finally ended to the first phase of the Cold War. From the early works of Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, and Eddie Fisher to the more popular works of Rock and Roll by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard, the rate in which music had been changing was radical for the time. But, of course it was clearer when analyzing the events of the time, which was The Great Migration from The South, the end of WW2, and the beginning of The Cold War. Two of the sources that will be evaluated, "Great Migration" article written by and Temple, C. N.’s "Rescuing the Literary in Black Studies" In the Journal of Black Studies 36.5 (2006). B. Summary of Evidence The Great Migration had impacts on many different aspects of society. But, to be more specific it was a great wave of people that came from The South. These migrants had to go somewhere that could hold them, and that could only be the popular cities in the North. New York City, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Chicago were the 4 most populated cities where the migrants fled to. An estimate of 3.3 million…show more content…
Bill Haley was a very famous artist that had been releasing some of the first works of Rock and Roll. He along with Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, and Little Richard were a line of artists that created a new world. They marked all of history with their music by creating what we know today as the Classic Period, what you would find if you went to a Johnny Rockets would be what you would find back during the 50’s. All these artists had taken the style and beat from the Blues and created a new music out of it. Elvis would have never have been Elvis without The Great Migration. (Franklin,
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