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Unformatted text preview: B. Why do they go? Pushes and Pulls 1. Urban centers are like magnets 2. Industrialization 3. Movement to look for relations 4. Segregation 5. Lynchings, burnings, torturing in the South ~ KKK, and other racist groups 6. Jim Crowe Laws C. Emancipation 1. Majority of slaves end up working 15 - 20 miles from where they were enslaved 2. Share cropping because they had no money 3. Freedom to the African Americans was owning land and supporting their families (yeoman ideal???) Lillian Harris • Success Story • Born in a shanty in the Mississippi Delta - 1870 • Moved to the North in her teens • Goes into business as a street car vendor with only a carriage, a broiler, and a can of pigs feet • makes enough money to retire quite comfortably • buys land in Harlem and becomes a landlord Continue with Harlem on Wednesday...
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- Spring '08