Visualizing the Great Migration — The Most Under-Reported Story of the 20th Century

This is a very insightful map of the Great Migration that occurred in the early 20th century.  No one really has written much about it.  I am interested in the migration pattern of early native North Americans and of the continent as a whole.  I really love this stuff.

Follow the link to read more byMax Galka

In 1910, 83% of African Americans lived in the South, about the same percentage that had lived there since at least as far back as 1790.

In the 60 years that followed, growing racism and a lack of economic opportunities in the South led more than 6 millionAfrican Americans to migrate north. The pull northward was also compounded by World War I, which boosted the demand for northern industry, but left the North with a shortage of workers.