An extraordinary event has quietly occurred in the United States over the last thirty-five years. Many blacks, who most scholars would agree have their strongest ties to the American South, have begun to return “home” to the land of their ancestors. Blacks of all backgrounds, genders, socioeconomic and education levels have left the Northeast, Midwest and West regions of the United States in droves. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the South scored net gains in black migrants from all three of the other aforementioned regions of the U.S. during the late 1990’s, reversing a thirty five year old trend. This study examines three of the major historical migrations patterns of African Americans (in order as they occurred): The Great Migration, Black Suburbanization, and finally the Return Migration to the South.