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Black Migration

Black Migration   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
2,716 words

Major movements of the black population within the United States began with the importations of the slave trade and continued

Black Migration

Black Migration   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,687 words

Black migration within colonial America was a result of the demand for labor and the dynamics of white migration in

Black Towns

Black Towns  

Black women have been the cultural, social, and economic support of black towns in America for centuries. There were Senegalese enclaves in Louisiana in the 1700s. In the late eighteenth ...
demographics

demographics  

Statistics that describe the characteristics of a population, such as age, sex, race, family size, income, and location of residence.
Great Migration

Great Migration  

The first decades of the twentieth century were characterized by a massive migration of African Americans within the United States. Designated the “Great Migration,” this movement of blacks from the ...
Henry M. Turner

Henry M. Turner  

(b. 1 February 1834; d. 8 May 1915),orator, author, civil rights activist, bishop, and advocate of black emigration. Born free to Sarah Greer and Hardy Turner in Newberry, South ...
Immigrants and African Americans

Immigrants and African Americans  

Immigration has been part of U.S. history from the country's beginnings. In fact, the Declaration of Independence included the imputation that George III was “obstructing the laws for naturalization ...
Kansas

Kansas  

Kansas, with an area of 82,282 square miles, stretches westward from the Missouri River across the Great Plains. It covers a route that used to be the main trail for trade between the United States ...
North Carolina

North Carolina  

In the early twenty-first century Latinos and Latinas represent the largest foreign-born population in North Carolina, and their numbers are growing rapidly in the state. What is the relative size ...
Ohio

Ohio  

Although most U.S. Latinas and Latinos continue to live in the West and Southwest, figures from the 2000 census show that the Midwest experienced the largest percentage increase of this ...
Prince Saunders

Prince Saunders  

(b. c. 1775; d. February 1839), schoolteacher, author, and statesman in two Haitian governments.Saunders was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, around 1775 and baptized in Thetford, Vermont, in 1784. He ...
segregation

segregation  

A policy predicated upon the physical separation of racial groups and practised in the USA, particularly in the southern states, from the late nineteenth century until the 1970s. Opposition to ...
slave Narratives

slave Narratives  

A written account by an escaped or freed slave of his or her experiences of slavery. A special American form of autobiography, the slave narrative appeared as an important kind of abolitionist ...
Solomon Bayley

Solomon Bayley  

(b. c. 1771; d. 1839), a former slave and writer.Born into slavery in Delaware, Solomon Bayley toiled in bondage until 1799, when he successfully used the law to change ...
Stephen Blucke

Stephen Blucke  

(b. c. 1752; d. c. 1795), black Loyalist leader.Born free in Barbados, Stephen Blucke moved to New York City sometime before 1770. There Blucke married Margaret Coventry, who was ...
work

work  

Activities involving physical and/or mental effort. While a large part of this is in paid employment, or working for economic gain while self-employed, there are other forms of work. This is ...

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