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© 1989 Robert A. Sengstacke

A Hard Place

Many migrants, particularly the elderly, sought the milder climate of the South after years spent facing the harsh winters of northern cities such as Chicago. In a 1973 survey of return migrants to Birmingham, Alabama, almost 12 percent cited "health and climate" as factors influencing their decision to move.

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Image ID: 11_007
Title: Swept the steps.
Source: [Robert A. Sengstacke photograph collection.]
Name: Sengstacke Enterprises () - Copyright Holder
Name: Sengstacke, Robert A. () - Photographer
Location: © 1989 Robert A. Sengstacke
Subjects: African American women
Brooms & brushes
Chicago (Ill.)
Older people

Keywords: Alabama
Old Age
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