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Moving North to Chicago: The Great Black Migration

In 1900, more than 90 percent of all African Americans lived in the South under harsh discriminatory laws and segregated conditions. The opportunity for a better way of life motivated more than seven million African Americans to move west and north, with hundreds of thousands settling in Chicago. Here work could be found in factories, with the railroad, and in stockyards. This program examines rural-to-urban migration, the growth of cities, racial conflict, and the transmittal of ethnic culture, as demonstrated by the mass movement of African Americans during the first half of the 20th century. (21 minutes)



 
        

Item#: BVL8680
Copyright date: ©1991
DVD ISBN 978-0-7365-7906-3




     
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