The Great Migration

  • 1900 < 1970
  • Relocation of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North.
  • Primary push factor were Jim Crow laws, white supremacy, and Lynching.
  • Although the migration was meant to escape racial prejudice, blacks still were segregated.
  • Once migrated and settled in the North and Midwestern cities like New York, many African American still were effected by the segregation, forming their own towns and communities within white cities
  • African American children were still placed within segregated school systems
  • There was increased tension for employment
  • There was an increased amount of political activism within the African American community
  • ities include Chicago, New York and other Midwestern and Northern cities

Cited Sources

"Great Migration." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2015.

"The Great Migration." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2015.

"Chicago and the Great Migration." Chicago and the Great Migration. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2015.