What is emigrate? Emigrate means that people moved from our state to other parts of the country.
Who emigrated? African Americans emigrated to the North and Midwest of the United States. They were pushed out by segregation, discrimination, and violence of the Ku Klux Klan. They were also victims of poverty brought on by sharecropping and lack of economic opportunities in SC. Other states offered jobs to African Americans, especially during WWI. In other places, segregation was practiced, but not mandated by law like in SC. African Americans were allowed to vote in other places outside the South. This movement is known as the Great Migration. This also lead to the Harlem Renaissance in the North.
Internal Migration Internal migration is the movement of people within the state. People moved to places that had better sanitation, electricity, and water lines. Some of these cities were Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston. A lot of these were mill towns that attracted poor farmers and their families.
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