African American Migration: The Great Migration, 1915-1940

Lecture Description

The presentation chronicles the movement of African Americans from the South to the North during and after WWI. It looks at the factors which propelled them to leave the south like the boll weevil, segregation laws and economic discrimination as well as the factors drawing them north such as new industrial jobs, better education and living conditions for themselves and their children. This was the start of the African Americans becoming more urban and more northern. It also changes the way the nation has to think about issues of race. Issue captured in view of Dubois that the issue of the 20th century would be the issue of the color line.


African American Migration/Migrant

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