4 The Great Migration and the Land of Hope

4 The Great Migration and the Land of Hope - Mrs. J. H...

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The Great Migration and the Land of Hope "Here I was sitting beside a white man, and he said nothing. He did not try to make me get up or in any way embarrass me; where I came from the white man would have said, 'Boy, get up from here, and let me sit down,' and I would have had to get up. Finally I gained courage and spoke. 'How far is Chicago?'“ -Richard Robert Wright, describing 1899 journey 1910-1920: 500,000 African Americans came north 1910-1950: 5 million Chicago gained 50,000 African Americans 1916-1919
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Unformatted text preview: Mrs. J. H Adams, Macon, GA to Bethlehem Baptist Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2,1918 Carter G. Woodson Papers Manuscript Division, LOC PUSH Violence No Voting Rights Poverty Cotton prices falling Pull Jobs Recruitment Hope http:// www.uic.edu/orgs/kbc/ganghistory/Ghetto/Ghettoanim.html 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 Whites chasing Black victim Chicago, 1919 seven days of violence 23 African Americans Died 15 Whites Died Eugene Williams, drowned at segregated beach...
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course HIST 616 taught by Professor Davidstradling during the Winter '11 term at University of Cincinnati.

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