The Great Migration By : Haley Wiese

Who: The Economic Conditions of world war 1 led to the great migration

What: The relocation of more the 6 million African Americans from the rural south to the cities of north, midwest, and west from 1916 to 1970 this has a huge impact on urban life in the united states. This drove people from their homes by unsatisfactory economic opportunities and harsh segregationist laws, many blocks ahead north. Where they took advantage of the need for industrial workers the first arose during the first world war 1.

When: occurred between 1910 to 1970

Where: Majority of the cities were Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, New York

a map of the area (mid west)

Historical significance: It moved over 6 million to a chance at a better job. But it was also because there was racism during this period of time. And the economic conditions after world war 1 were very poor.

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