African Americans During The Great Depression

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African Americans began moving into Chicago in great numbers following the Great Depression. As a result, tensions arose as they moved into the city, which sparked “the great migration of the whites.” who moved out of the city to the suburbs.Which caused the White Flight

This investigation will analyze to what extent did negative racial encounters in the 1950’s caused the white fight to the suburbs.African Americans began moving into Chicago in great numbers following the Great Depression. Tensions arose as they moved into the city, which sparked many whites to move into neighboring suburbs such as the ones highlighted on the map to your right.(Ebony Magazine 18) Following the great population change were negative racial encounters and segregation.This exhibit will inform others of the point of views of both sides of the White Flight in America beginning in the 1950s.

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This map is of Chicago and its neighboring suburbs. The lights indicate where majority of whites fled to when african americans moved into chicago in great numbers.

This picture shows a white boy holding a sign provided by his parents.

This picture shows a black child walking through homes predominately owned by blacks in the city of chicago.

This picture shows a white man and black man fighting on the streets of chicago.

This picture shows black soldiers in the front line.

The significance in white flight is its importance America and Chicago’s history. White flight is an…
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