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The Great Migration

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In Pursuit of Something Better
Filling DuPont's Quotas
A Dollar an Hour
We Could Use You
Journey to Hanford
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Quick Fact:
During the Great Migration, which took place between 1916 and 1970, 6 million African-Americans moved from the South to seek opportunities in other areas of the United States.