The Pros And Cons Of The Great Migration

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The North and the South were the two opposing sides of the United States of America, and had very different opportunities and disadvantages. The Great Migration was a migration of different people to opposite sides of the US because of race and lack of opportunities. This impacted everyone involved greatly and made changes to the country. Some people might argue that there was not a lack of opportunity for different races. People may also argue not eveyone was impacted greatly by this migration. Due to the Great Migration people of non-European descsent were now given the opportunity to go to school for a better education. Another way that the migration impacted society was that people of all races could now apply for jobs in a different geography. …show more content…

In the article, “The Great Migration in Library of Congress Primary Sources” by Stephen Wesson he shows primary sources talking about the Great Migration. These sources talked about the unfair advantages of non-migrants compared to migrants. Without these kinds of sources we would not know as much information about The Great Migration. This source in particular describes migrant’s motivations to move. These letters written by migrants describe that they are motivated to move because of what they stand for. They want freedom and they feel that in order to have this, it is necessary to migrate. The Great Migration was a very unfair situation, “The driving force behind the mass movement was to escape racial violence, pursue economic and educational opportunities, and obtain freedom from the oppression of Jim Crow.” (National Archives). This quote demonstrates that all people who migrated in this movement were lacking education along with lots of other opportunities. Without an education many other opportunities were lost. These other opportunities would affect lots of different disadvantages in their everyday life. Now that people were better educated, they were able to apply for jobs that they would not have had the opportunity to apply to

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