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THIS IS A RE-POST CONTENTS Before the Great Migration Great Migration Begins Great Migration: Life for Migrants in the City Impact of the Great Migration The Great Migration was the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest and West from about 1916 to 1970. Driven from their homes by unsatisfactory economic opportunities and harsh segregationist laws, many blacks headed north, where they took advantage of the need for industrial workers that first arose during the First World War. During the Great Migration, African Americans began to build a new place for themselves in public life, actively confronting racial prejudice as well as economic, political and social challenges to create a black urban culture that would exert enormous influence in the decades to come. Before the Great Migration After the Civil War and the Reconstruction era, white supremacy was largely restored across the South in the 1870s, and the