The Great Migration Essays
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Although the period around World War I and the early 1920s was an era of economic growth due to industrializing, the strong economy did not heal race divisions. As a matter of fact, in some areas, racial conflict was exacerbated as a result of the improving economy such as during the Tulsa Race Riots, where whites were jealous of the prosperity of African Americans. In other areas, due to African American migration, racial tensions increased as a result of cultural...
Art is a highly personal and subjective form of expression and is often inspired by real events or other art pieces. The various forms of art often offer another layer of depth to other forms of art when used in tandem with each other, such as with music and dancing or poetry and paintings. As with most art, any poem or painting may have multiple subjective meanings, but when interpreted together, one may be able to look at the deeper...
The strengthening of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, with 4 and a half million adepts, produced disastrous effects for the African American community. Hundreds of thousands of peasants poured into the metropolis. The Great Migration of blacks to northern industrial cities was therefore determined also by the desire to leave behind the South of Jim Crow Laws and escape a culture of lynching violence. Between 1890 and 1920 about a million of African Americans left the lands of...
The Great Migration, A.K.A Great Northward Migration, was the movement of six million African Americans out of the Southern United States to the Northeast, Midwest, and West between 1916 and 1970. The primary causes were the poor economic conditions as well as the mass racial segregation and discrimination. After the Civil War and Reconstruction, white supremacy prevaled across the South in the 1870s, and these segregationist Jim Crow policies soon became laws. Blacks in the south were forced to make...
The Great Migration led to changes that brought prosperity to most, however very little did they understand, it might come with a price. That price was endured through various social, economic, and political challenges that occurred during this harsh time in black history. Many opportunities were obtainable for families that would travel so much to require advantage of opportunities that might begin a brand new starting. The Great Migration was a movement of hope that there is a land that...