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By Douglas Henry Daniels

The black migration to San Francisco and the Bay zone differed from the mass circulation of Southern rural blacks and their households into the japanese business towns. those that traveled West, or arrived via send, have been frequently self sustaining, subtle, unmarried males. Many have been linked to the transportation increase following the Gold Rush; others traveled as staff of rich individuals.

Douglas Daniels argues for the significance of going past the written checklist and concrete information in studying the lifetime of a minority neighborhood. He has studied pictures from kin albums and interviewed individuals of previous black San Francisco households in his attempt to supply the 1st nuanced photograph of the lives of black San Franciscans from the 1860s to the 1940s.

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