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African American Women on the Move | by Black History Album
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African American Women on the Move

Women being transported from Memphis, Tennessee to an Arkansas plantation, July 1937. The New York Public Library


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Between 1940 and 1947, 610,000 Southern African-American women migrated. Although many migrated within their home states, almost 40 percent of them ventured to new states.


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Taken on April 13, 2004