All about The Great Migration: When black people came to the North

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A lot of black people don’t know anything about The Great Migration.  But at the turn of the century, many African Americans were in the south working agricultural jobs.  But the south was dangerous.  Southerners had not yet learned to respect African Americans as free human beings worthy of basic dignity and respect.   Also, the jobs were low-paying and the work was difficult. 

So, for about 50 years, millions of African Americans made the move to the north or the midwest.  Chicago was one of the primary hubs to which many African Americans moved.   The start of the big move was actually 1893, and it opened a host of new opportunities for blacks.

The working class didn’t initially join up with the Great Migration, mainly because the industrial jobs were shut off to blacks.  But eventually, that changed, which led to an even greater influx of people of color from the south.  The only time they hired black people initially was when companies needed strike breakers.  But this work was temporary.

Watch this video.  It will teach you a lot.


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  1. The Book "The Warmth of Other Suns " is an excellent read to gain more knowledge and information about the great southern migration.

  2. Dr. Dre.. He just bought himself a $50 MILLION HOME. Guess what racial group he gonna be living among? Yeah, that ain’t hard to guess, is it? Same race Oprah choose. As well as ALL the wealthy blacks –white peopel . The great demon race. The ones who can’t stop brutalizing blacks… Yeah, What a joke!

    The souther migration ws NOT at all about blacks escaping oppression, hatred, bigotry or discrimination or racism. Crock of bull… Blacks left the South for ONE reason:: to get jobs in white people’s businesses//corporation/homes… Blacks wanted MORE money! And they believed they could get it by migration to an Anglo-created urban center in the North (or west coast). NOT A SINGLE BLACK LEFT THE SOUTH IN HOPES OF FINDING A JOB AMONG HIS OWN PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Other reasons blacks left the South:: From 1865 to 1964 … Blacks did NOT build a single urban center in America. Nor did they create any industries, tax bases, or political environments supported by their tax base.

    White people DID NOT discriminate against the black race prior to 1964!! History is being re-written to try to demonize white Christian people and make them colluders of oppression against the completely innocent black race. B*ULL.

    Blacks are in fact non-occupational ranking males. They will NOT build cities, create tax bases, create political environments, build industries.

    WHy did white people go down the road of forced integration with a non-occupational ranking male group? STUPIDITY

    President Lincoln (1863) told blacks that white and black MUST live separately! Due to the vast differences in the two races (not just color).
    Blacks DEMAND attachment to white people and white people MUST SAY NO! End these Civil Rights LAWS!~ Blacks NEED a homeland.

  3. I often wondered if there is anything to the saying “If you want to keep something away from the black man, put it in a book” suggesting that black people do not read. For the curious minded “The Warmth of Other Suns” is another great source of information visit the authors website http://isabelwilkerson.com/

  4. ALSO.. >>>Google ‘non-pejorative discrimination’ <<<<<

    White people MUST start fighting back against the black BULLY race.

  5. Blacks tried many times to have their own communities and were successful at many of those attempts. Read about 8 such communities that were destroyed by jealous whites. Whites are always the first to claim blacks never did anything positive in this country or in the world for that matter. If blacks were so inferior, why did they bring us here? Why did they rape or ancestors and make a new race of mixed African-Europeans they now call African Americans, and whom they deny are their realtives. Every black person in American who can trace their roots to slavery has European blood in their veins. Why don’t whites claim us, the decendants of their slaves, as their relatives – we are their relatives and they know it. They should begin to say it, it is true. Why do they deny our ancestors who were already here, before they came and took the land from the Indians? Why do whites always want to be the smartest and the most inventive people on the planet? Why do they deny their beginnings in the caves of Europe while the rest of the world was civilized and they were living with their beloved companion – the dog. To this day they still think more of a dog than they do any human being. Why? Whites are claiming King Tut was European – really? Why did those white Egyptian Euopeans paint themselves black in all their ancient paintings? Why did those white Egyptian Europeans have nappy hair and broad noses and thick lips that made them look like Black Africans in those ancient Egyptian artifacts? Why? I never heard or saw where whites wanted to paint themselves black before? Why would they do it in ancient Egypt? Whites want to claim credit for everything ever invented or created. They don’t even want blacks to have a history. It’s a wonder they don’t take the credit for making black people. Read about 8 Successful and Aspiring Black Communities Destroyed by White Neighbors. Research the following tags and find out some black history you may not be aware of: black wall street, Chicago Race Riots, Greenwood, Knoxville, New York City Draft Riot, red summer, Rosewood Massacre, Tennessee Race Riots, The East St. Louis Massacre, Tulsa Oklahoma bombing, Washington D.C. Race Riots. We have history and we have a history to be proud of, no white person can take that away from us no matter how they twist history. Everything we have as black people white people want, they are even studying our DNA and melanin to invent a product that will help them withstand the rays of the sun. If we are so bad why do they want to be like us?

    • Hotep, Blue Angel, teachers these sick crackers the truth. Ase.

  6. Stop it with the Midwest crap, it’s the North and east of the Mississippi River. The west start with the arch / st.louis, please get it correct. It the damn North. Chicago is North.

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