More than 6 million African American migrated north for work opportunities and because of segregation laws. The Jim Crow Laws that were in place in the south pushed the black population to move. They were offered jobs that arose during WW1. Even though jobs were easier to find, the African American population still faced racism in the north. Another push for the blacks to move north was because of violence towards them in the south.
Working and Living
Because populations grew blacks were forced to live and work in harsh conditions.
The major migration routes lead to bigger cities and all come from the south east.
African Americans still face harsh segregation and racial comments in the north.
The Great Migration-Short
"Great Migration." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.