Alison Saar's 1994 work, "Monument to the Great Northern Migration," honors the six million-odd African-Americans who traveled from the South to Chicago from 1910 to 1970.
The Monument to the Great Northern Migration commemorates the exodus of African-Americans to Chicago to liberate themselves from the oppression of the Jim Crow South. Situated in Bronzeville, Chicago's counterpart of Harlem, this statue symbolizes the reconstitution of the black identity.
The mural is on Donnelley Youth Center and was originally introduced along with plans for a sculpture garden. The original mural was painted by Mitchell Caton and Calvin Jones in 1979 and was restored by Bernard Williams in 1993.