Blacks migrating back to the South

Cabrera, Claudio E.
December 2005
New York Amsterdam News;12/15/2005, Vol. 96 Issue 51, p4
The article reports that Blacks are migrating back to the South. In the early 20th century, many southern Blacks left their roots for cities like Chicago in Illinois, New York City, Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and Boston in Massachusetts. Now in a dramatic shift, Blacks are returning down South for the same reasons they once left. During the 1990's, the South's Black population increased by four million, more than any other region of the U.S. While the region still struggles with vast racial divides, many young African Americans are now returning to the land that was once inhabited by their parents and grandparents.


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