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Black Migrations - African-American History Month, February 2019

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THE GREAT MIGRATION (1915-1960)

from the Website BLACK PAST.ORG: Remembered & Reclaimed

.....The first large movement of blacks occurred during World War I, when 454,000 black southerners moved north.  In the 1920s, another 800,000 blacks left the south, followed by 398,000 blacks in the 1930s.  Between 1940 and 1960 over 3,348,000 blacks left the south for northern and western cities.

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Learn about the history of the mass exodus of African-Americans who left the South to live and work in northern cities like Columbus, motivated by opportunities for economic and political advancement.

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RADIO INTERVIEW  

Fresh Air's (National Public Radio)Terry Gross interviews Pulitzer Prize Winner Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns, detailing the mass exodus of African-Americans from the South into Northern and Mid-Western cities.