Jacob Lawrence. And the migrants kept coming. 1940-41

Jacob Lawrence. The trains were packed continually with migrants. 1940-41

Jacob Lawrence. The railroad stations in the South were crowded with people leaving for the North. 1940-41

Jacob Lawrence. The migrants arrived in great numbers. 1940-41

Jacob Lawrence. The World War had caused a great shortage in Northern industry and also citizens of foreign countries were returning home. 1940-41

Jacob Lawrence. Another of the social causes of the migrants' leaving was that at times they did not feel safe, or it was not the best thing to be found on the streets late at night. They were arrested on the slightest provocation. 1940-41

Jacob Lawrence. Child labor and a lack of education was one of the other reasons for people wishing to leave their homes. 1940-41

Jacob Lawrence. The Negro was the largest source of labor to be found after all others had been exhausted. 1940-41

Jacob Lawrence. In the North the Negro had better educational facilities. 1940-41

Jacob Lawrence. They also made it very difficult for migrants leaving the South. They often went to railroad stations and arrested the Negroes wholesale, which in turn made them miss their train. 1940-41

Jacob Lawrence. One of the largest race riots occurred in East St. Louis. 1940-41

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