Great Migration And Racism

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The Great Migration/Racism The Great Migration is a term used in U.S. history to denote the period in the 20th Century. The Great Migration was caused due to segregation laws, and to find an escape from racism and prejudice in the South. An opportunity to acquire jobs in the industrial cities. The Great Migration was a massive movement of millions of African Americans from the South to the North, expecting a better life. The Great Migration was the relocation of 6 million African Americans to the North. African Americans were viewed as minorities because of their skin color. The segregation laws and racism allowed white Americans to treat them as if they were less. After the 13th amendment was put in place to abolish slavery, the White Americans still found a way to bring slavery back to them. Sharecropping was a major impact on the African Americans. Different types of sharecropping have been practiced worldwide, but in the rural south, it was typically practiced by former slaves because it was the only opportunity they had. Sharecropping allowed families to rent small land from a landowner who was typically white. They would then give a portion of their crops to the landowner at the end of the year, but would eventually end in debt because they didn’t have enough money for their needs. Africans then had to keep working for the landowner to pay off their debt. African …show more content…

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