In October of 2013, we identified a number of living Black and Asian people who have a wealth of personal information, along with photographs and other resources to contribute to our ongoing project, Venturing North. In particular we focused on Black and Asian individuals, families and community organizations in later decades leading up to and following WW II.

In 2014, we proceeded with recording and transcribing oral histories, archiving source materials presented by these individuals, and finally, producing various media materials to share their stories. The following online profiles highlight some of these intrepid, self-sufficient, and open-minded individuals in search of home and opportunities in the North.

Note: We have also prepared portable pop-up display exhibits of the following profiles. If you would like access to these portable displays for your community, organization, or school, please contact us.

Socorro Alfonso Socorro Alfonso
Hunter Family Hunter Family
Morgan Family Morgan Family
Phillpotts Family Phillpotts Family
Togo Takamatsu Togo Takamatsu
Yoshikazu (Joe) Tsukamoto Yoshikazu (Joe) Tsukamoto