Preview

Great Migration Factors

Satisfactory Essays
Open Document
Open Document
175 Words
Grammar
Grammar
Plagiarism
Plagiarism
Writing
Writing
Score
Score
Great Migration Factors
Between the years of 1915 and 1960, many African Americans were involved in what is known today as the Great Migration. During this time, about 5 million blacks migrated from the south to the north and the west. During this move African Americans moved to places such as: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, California, Washington and etc. The push factors that influenced African Americans to leave the South was their desire and ambition to overcome the oppressive economic struggle, little opportunities, harsh treatments, and no jobs. The pull factors that influenced the Great Migration were better legal systems, equality in education, a better chance to advance, the opportunity to own land and job opportunities. At

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Powerful Essays

    Migration in the United States, the exodus of more than six million black Americans out…

    • 1534 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    Great Migration- was the movement of 6 million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the Northeast, Midwest, and West from 1910 to 1970.…

    • 917 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Long Distance Migrations

    • 579 Words
    • 2 Pages

    From the period of 1700 to 1900, long-distance migrations that included the African Slave Trade and the movement of Irish and British colonists to America. After the African Slave Trade was banned, the use of indentured servants was put into place. An agricultural famine caused Irish to flee to America.…

    • 579 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Better Essays

    The single largest movement of African Americans occurred during World War I, when people moved from rural areas and small towns in the South to cities in the North and the East. Even in the North, blacks encountered violence at the hands of whites, who resented competition for jobs and black economic success. Segregation and discrimination in housing, education, and jobs was pervasive in the North as well. From 1916, more than six million blacks left the South for other regions of the United States. Over the next fifteen years, more than one tenth of the country 's black population would voluntarily move north. The Great Migration lasted until 1930. This was the first step in the full nationalization of the African American…

    • 1950 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    The political and religious havoc in England in the 1620s led to the Great Migration. Governor John Winthrop led as many as 900 or 1000 Puritans over to Massachusetts Bay to practice Christianity in 1630. On the 17th of September, the city of Boston was founded. The existing New England Company was then changed to the Massachusetts Bay Company. However, right after moving to America, nearly 200 died the first year and almost the same amount returned to England the year afterwards. In the next decade though, better living conditions allowed more than 20,000 English Puritans to immigrate over to Boston.…

    • 381 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    So about the time when the civil war was ending there was about 4 and half million African Americans in the United States and about 10% of them would be in the north and the bulk majority would be in the south. The main reason for this would be because of their lack of skills, funds, a good education, and property ownership. This is a part of the fact that they had no real way to gain any of these essential things to be their own self efficient individual due to the lack of opportunities open to them, no government support/ help in the south. So even though they were free at that time they could not escape the trap of slavery i.e. sharecropping. Since their Emancipation from slavery, southern rural blacks who had suffered living on a plantation economy which gave them little chance of opportunity. Even a few African Americans were lucky enough to buy land, most were sharecroppers, tenant farmers, or farm labors. And majority of the migration during World War 1 or at the end of it would be happening in some northern cities, which included but not limited to, were Chicago, Indianapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Saint Louis and 2/3 of African Americans moved to those major cities in the north. But a good thing to know about the migrations is that they happened in waves starting…

    • 1193 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The great migration was good time for African American history it was the new Negro movement. I think that was a great idea to let African Americans migrate if it was due to better job oppuninities and higher wages and a better living. But later on in the reading I saw that it turned into riots and wars. A large number of African American migrated through rivers many used the Mississippi river and Philadelphia. As they migrated they sang and danced on the freedom train with in the African American cultural tradition.…

    • 576 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    In 1915 to 1930, 1.5 millions of Black slaves, who are basically from Africa, moved from south to north in order to search a better life.…

    • 463 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    There were many changes that caused long distance migrations to America, but the main cause was the increase of laborers needed. Most of the settlers from England to the New World (America) came as indentured servants since there was a large demand for workers needed in the colonies in order to build settlements, farms, and serve as tradesmen. So peasants in England were brought over by rich Americans and served as servants, but in the mid 1800's it declined sharply as it became outlawed. Such as America and Europe’s increase in labor for plantations or cheap labor brought African laborers through a harsh mean of transportation we call the Middle Passage. However, in the 19th century slavery was also outlawed in America (it was outlawed earlier in European countries). So since it was illegal to bring African slaves, those long distance migrations declined…

    • 454 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    In 1896, the Supreme Court had to deal with the argument of racial equality. They ruled segregation constitutional in the Plessy v. Fergurson case, which stated it was acceptable for the races (whites and blacks) to be seperated as long as they were treated equally. The Supreme Court might have decided this, but the practice of equality wasn't a success. African Americans found themselves to be in a horrendous distress. To relieve their struggle, more than 50,000 blacks traveled to the North and Midwest. This journey was called the Great Migration. The North provided them with better employment opportunities and cleaner working conditions.…

    • 349 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Apollo Theatre

    • 1519 Words
    • 7 Pages

    During the first decade of the 20th century, Growing unemployment and increasing racial violence encouraged blacks to leave the South. The way they came up north was by working for northern manufacturers who had recruited the southern black workers to fill factory jobs. So from 1910 to 1930 between 1.5 million and 2 million African Americans left the South for the industrial cities of the North. By 1930 more than 200,000 blacks had moved to New York. As black communities in Northern cities grew, black working people became the patrons for an expanding black professional and business class, gaining in political and economic power. As more and more educated and socially conscious blacks settled in New York’s neighborhood of Harlem, it developed into the political and cultural center of black America. During the 1910s a…

    • 1519 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The period from 1700 to 1900 is dominated by European Imperialism, and it is no wonder that that would strongly affect the flow of long-distance migrants. During this time, people moved for the same reason they always did: better opportunities, yet the manifestation of these opportunities and their location were shifting. New technologies and the rise of imperialism affected the flow of people to the United States, from or to Asia, and from Africa.…

    • 634 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Harlem Renaissance Speech

    • 906 Words
    • 4 Pages

    In response to feeling mistreated, the African Americans started a movement called the Great Migration, in which the blacks migrated to the North in search of a new life.…

    • 906 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    They left the land of their slave past and moved toward the promise of freedom in the north, but the people of the “Great Migration” met with the cruel reality that their struggles were not over, that although a war had been fought and won, emancipation was only the beginning for African Americans and their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness-the American Dream.…

    • 1750 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Throughout the course history, African Americans confronted many struggles with migration. Migration is commonly associated with positivity and new beginnings, but not in this every case. Southern African Americans voluntarily migrated, yet drew various resources and drawbacks. African Americans found difficulty in the South, ultimately made the decision to migrate. African American were in such poor circumstances in the South, so they had to use major strategies to obtained benefits, and face many obstacles in order to migrate.…

    • 512 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays