The Development of Racial problems in America

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The great migration and WW1

Life was hard in segregated south. There were limited opportunities for blacks in most ares. One solution was the 'great migration'. Over 6 million blacks migrated from rural southern areas to cities in the north between 1910 and 1970. The industrial north offered greater economic opportunities that the south. This meant that the Klu Klux Klan now appeared more frequently in the North. However, overall the movement created a great sense of community in blacks, in Ghettoisation. 

WW1 was significant, as it gave black soldiers a glimpse of greater equality in France. The French where less racist than Americans and the Germans ever highlighted this in a…


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