Large-scale migration of southern blacks during and after World War I to the North, where jobs had become available during the labor shortage of the war years.
The movement of thousands of African Americans from the South to the North. This mass relocation began at the turn of the twentieth century and continued through the 1920s, as black Americans left behind the racially divided South with its Jim Crow laws and enduring prejudices in the hopes that they would find equality and opportunity in the North. As the growing industrial section of the country, the North did offer more jobs, but dismal housing conditions, low wages, and racism made the North a disappointing destination for many blacks. Still, the steady increase in African Americans in the North, particularly in Harlem, made it possible for African Americans to build a sense of community and racial identity.
The movement of thousands of African Americans from the South to the North beginning about 1910. They were looking to escape racism and find better opportunities for employment and lifestyle.
A massive movement of blacks leaving the South for cities in the North. It began slowly around 1910 and then accelerated between 1914 and 1920 when more than 600,000 African Americans left the South.
a great movement that was the central experience in the saga of Western expansion, one reason why the West's impact on the world in the nineteenth century was so powerful and many-sided. (p. 863)
movement of Puritans from England to America in the 1630s, caused by political and religious unrest in England
The Great Migration was the mass movement of Puritans to Massachusetts Bay colony that began in 1630 and continued into the 1640s. Economic depression and religious persecution in England provoked the migration. Alternately, the term refers to the mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, spurred especially by new job opportunities during World War I and the 1920s.
The great migration redirects here, for the Bronze Nazareth album, see The Great Migration (album)
The Great Migration may refer to the Winthrop Fleet of 1630; where in 1,000 passengers migrated from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in eleven ships. It may also refer more generally to the Puritan migration of approximately 70,000 refugees from England to what is now the Northeastern United States, the Chesapeake Bay area, and the Caribbean during the 1630s.