A Short Story Of America's Great Migration

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“The Warmth of Other Suns the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson p. 37 “Everybody seems to be asleep, about what is going on right under our noses. That is, everybody but those farmers who have wakened up on mornings recently to find every Negro over 21 on his place gone-to Cleveland, to Pittsburgh, to Chicago, to Indianapolis…and while our very solvency is being sucked out beneath us, we go about our affairs as usual. ~Editorial, The Macon Telegraph, September 1916.” In February 1916, the Chicago Defender devoted only a paragraph about this phenomenon called the “Great Migration.”. Between 1900 and 1930 there was a population shift in Jefferson County, the men left to go work in Memphis during harvest
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