This photo was taken in Washington, D.C. in 1916 at the “Convention of Former Slaves." Pictured from left to right: Annie Parram, age 104; Anna Angales, age 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; Sadie Thompson, 110.
Industrial Nights #DS_10scja Photographer: W. H. Bass. Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library. Over 400,000 African Americans migrated from the South between 1916 and 1918, at an average rate of sixteen thousand per month, or five hundred per day. In urban centers, segregated "industrial nights" allowed men to find employment.