This Website shares how visitors to Refuge or Refusal: Turning Points in U.S. Immigration History, created by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education (MHHE) at Kennesaw State University, answered three questions: 

We invite you to contribute your own answers to these questions by clicking here.

We also asked visitors to share what motivated them or their families to seek a new home, if known. The dots on the map are color-coded accordingly.

  1. Blue: Unknown
  2. Yellow: Seeking Economic Opportunity
  3. Green: Seeking Education
  4. Purple: Seeking Religious Freedom
  5. Pink: Fleeing Persecution
  6. Red: Fleeing War/Conflict
  7. Brown: Fleeting Natural/Environmental Disaster
  8. Orange: Both Seeking Opportunities and Fleeing Problems