Great Migration timeline

By osino31
  • Start of the Great Migration

    Scholars mark 1915 as the start of the Great Migration.
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    Great Migration and beyond

  • America enters WWI

  • WWI ends

    African Americans who fought in the war come home with new expectations of how they should be treated.
  • Stock Market Crash of 1929

    The Great Depression would have harsh economic consequences for African Americans.
  • Claude Neal lynching

  • Ida Mae leaves Mississippi for Chicago

  • Pearl Harbor Attacks

  • George Starling leaves Florida for Harlem

  • Robert Foster leaves Monroe for California

  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) is overtuned and racial segreation in schools is ruled unconstitutional.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    This ends discrimination against blacks and women as well as racial segregation.
  • MLK killed, riots break out in many US cities

  • Crack epidemic begins

    This drug epidemic lasts until 1994. It destroys black communities and families.
  • Barack Obama assumes office