Watch – Why African Americans left the South – what’s bringing them back – Carlos Waters / Vox

The Great Migration is a modern movement that, in many ways, is still unfolding. More than 40 percent of black Americans left Southern states to go north or west between 1915 and 1970, and the effects of that exodus continue to reverberate.

With the help of historian Isabel Wilkerson and demographer William Frey, this video maps the progression of black Americans from the Reconstruction era until today.

Watch the video here

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