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Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection [LC-USF34- 043615-D]

Jack Delano

Going North

As had been the case for the Great Migration, the world war looming on the horizon pushed many African Americans out of the South, in search of jobs linked to the war effort. People sold everything they had and headed North and West in search of a better life. This family, like many others, is packing before leaving its South Carolina farm.

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