What was the Great Migraition?

The great migration was during world war 1 when all the white males from the north went to fight overseas. Seeing that the industrial jobs in the north were open, a large amount of African Americans from the south migrated to the north to grab those jobs before the soldiers came back. Women also took up some of those jobs. Even though this helped Manu African Americans gain more rights, when the soldiers came back from the was, riots and racism broke out because they wanted their jobs back.