Journeys of Promise, produced by Online Journalism students at La Salle University in Philadelphia, tells the stories of six African Americans who migrated to Philadelphia from the South as part of the Great Migration, the largest internal migration in U.S. history. The six sojourners who tell their stories here were interviewed in Spring 2011 at Center in the Park, a senior center in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood.
Online Journalism is co-taught by John Beatty, associate professor of English, and Huntly Collins, assistant professor of communication. This documentary was produced, written and edited by Kevin Smith, a student in the course who completed it as an independent study project.
Smith, Kevin; Beatty, John E.; and Collins, Huntly, "Journeys of Promise: Germantown and the Great Migration" (2011). Student work. Paper 1.