Our Story

Our Story

We are a nation of moving stories. Dynamic, challenging and engaging. WE ARE Native Americans crossing the Bering Strait. Spanish settlers reaching our coastlines. Africans forced to migrate through slavery. And Pilgrims arriving in Plymouth. We are the United States. From the Trail of Tears, the Westward Expansion and the Great Migration of African Americans to the North. We are movers. We have shaped our nation. From the Chinese, Irish, Italians, Mexicans, Eastern Europeans and so many others searching for new opportunities. We are Vietnamese, Cambodians, and Central Americans seeking safety after wars and violence. And we are today’s new immigrants, arriving from every nation. We moved here for a better way of life. We were MOVED and we had to start anew.

So many of us have a Moving Story. And with the Moving Stories app, it has never been easier to listen. So get ready to be moved!

Learn more about us and the Re-imagining Migration Project!


Funded by the Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is a New York-headquartered, globally oriented private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare.