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I read a book called “Going North”. This book is about Jesse and her family’s move from Alabama to Nebraska in 1960s. They are going north so that Jesse’s parents can find better job. A lot of African American family tried to move to north. The Great Migration occurred between 1915 and 1960s. African American families were heading north from south. A lot of African American families moved to big cities in north such as Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and New York City. During World War II Many of African American families headed big cities in west such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland. The first movement of African American families happened during WWI. About 454,000 African Americans moved north. In 1920s, 800,000 African

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