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The Great Migration

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Sarah Bandell

on 9 October 2013

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Transcript of The Great Migration

The Great Migration
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
The Great Migration
1916 to 1970
The relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest and West
Leaving the South
unsatisfactory economic opportunities, crops
harsh segregation laws
need for industrial workers in the North
Because of the Great Migration...
African Americans began to...
build a new place for themselves in public life by:
actively confronting economic, political and social challenges
creating a new black urban culture to influence the future
The Great Migration ended.
The Great Depression emerged.

formerly all-white neighborhood
by the 1920s housed some 200,000 African Americans.
Harlem, New York
The black experience during the Great Migration became an important theme in the artistic movement known as the New Negro Movement or the Harlem Renaissance
Traveled by:
Horse -drawn Carts (1910-20)
Poor working conditions
Competition for living space (and jobs) with whites
Widespread racism and prejudice.
Pride in culture
Factory wage = 3x more than working in the fields

Harlem Renaissance Packet

Harlem, NY, 1924
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