Migration and Immigration

Migration and Immigration - MigrationandImmigration,PartI...

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Migration and Immigration, Part I 18:26   I. African-Americans and "The Great Northern Drive"         A.    Why They Left: more economic opportunities in urban areas former slaves wanted to leave the south but most of them had no money to escape the  south 1890’s is when migration of niggers from the south picks up, 1890-1910, about 200,000  niggers left the south, 1910-1920, 500,000 niggers leave the south (partially bc of the  war) push factors-segregation in the south, legal segregation.                         "Jim Crow" Laws segregation laws, same thing as the black codes, not only banned niggers from certain  things, but also could include much more scrutiny to laws. Laws that work against  niggers.                        economic opportunities lack of economic opportunities in the south, also lack of jobs period. White people are  going to get the jobs before the niggers do. Agricultural jobs also declined. Economic  opportunities were in the north and Midwest in the urbanized big cities. Greater need for 
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