Cultural Issues: History Great Migration

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This term is widely used by historians to refer to the movement of some six million African Americans out of the South and into the urban North and West between the First World War and the 1960s. Samuel Worsham Beauchamp, who in the 1930s leaves Yoknapatawpha to live in Chicago in "Go Down, Moses," is an example of a character who participates in the Great Migration. SR

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