The First Great Migration

The First Great Migration - 1915 1970 Population of Georgia...

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The First Great Migration c. 1915-1920
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African Americans Move North 1915-1920: 500,000 leave the South After 1920: Millions More Sharecroppers => Industrial North Middle Class => West Coast
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Why Migrate? Why not? Why not sooner? Push-Pull Analysis Push: Jim Crow Pull: Labor shortage
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1915
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0 500000 1000000 1500000 2000000 2500000 3000000 3500000 4000000 4500000 5000000 1790 1810 1830 1850 1870 1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 1990 Black Population White Population
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Unformatted text preview: 1915 1970 Population of Georgia, by Race Benefits for Migrants • Jobs • Education • Social Freedom • The Vote Downside for Migrants • White Backlash – Restrictive Real Estate Covenants – Ghetto formation – Riots, 1917-1919 Larger Significance • Focus of African American life shifts from farms to cities • Black political power grows OUTSIDE of the South...
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This note was uploaded on 08/03/2011 for the course HIST 2112 taught by Professor Flemming during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Tech.

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