Chinese and African American Imigration

  • Chinese workers

    chinese laborors have tollerated being taken advatange of and being treated poorly untill 1873, they grew less tollerante of being unemployed.The leader of the unemployment conducted speaches lashing out at Chinese immigarants telling them to leave
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

  • rock springs

    in rock springs wyoming 28 chinese were murderd and hundreds more were driven away.
  • immigration restriction league

    immigrants endured more discrimiation when new organizations tried to limit their rights. the immigration restriction league was founded by wealth bostonians who wanted all the immigrants to take litteracy tests in order to be in the US
  • Exlcussion act made permanent

    This extension of the exclussion act, made permanent in 1902, added restrictions by requiring each Chinese resident to register and obtain a certificate of residence. Without a certificate, she or he faced deportation.
  • World War I African immigration

    454,000 black southerners moved north during World War I
  • The Red Summer

    The East St. Louis riot began after African-American workers were hired to break a strike at an aluminum plant. A delegation of trade unionists met with the mayor and demanded that black migration to the town be stopped. As they left the meeting, they were told that a black man had accidentally shot a white man during a holdup.
  • African American soldiers

    african american soliders during WWI were awarded with the croix de guerre for their bravery during war.
  • leaving the south

    By the end of 1919, about 1 million blacks had left the South, usually traveling by train, boat or bus; a smaller number had automobiles or even horse-drawn carts
  • Africans left south

    In the 1920s, another 800,000 blacks left the south
  • more leaving south

    398,000 blacks left the south in the 1930
  • Great migration slowing down

    Black migration slowed considerably in the 1930s, when the country sank into the Great Depression, but picked up again with the coming of World War II.
  • The end

    by 1970 the South was home to less than half of the country's African-Americans, with only 25 percent living in the region's rural areas. the great migration