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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, General Research and Reference Division

The Negro in the Cities of the North (New York, The Charity Organization Society, 1905)

Settling in New York

Many southern migrants pouring into the railroad stations in Detroit, Chicago, New York, or Philadelphia, had the addresses of family members or friends who had preceded them, and had settled in the black sections of the northern towns. Those who came without knowing anyone were generally steered to theses areas by self-appointed helpers who roamed the stations in search of newcomers to assist in exchange for a fee.

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Image ID: 1168442
Title: An alley on the Lower West Side of New York - within two blocks of Fifth Avenue.
Source: The Negro in the cities of the north.
Name: Charity Organization Society of the City of New York. Publication Committee. () - Author
Published: 1905
Location: General Research and Reference Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: African Americans -- Housing
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York
African Americans -- Segregation
African Americans -- Social conditions
Alleys -- New York (State) -- New York
West Side (New York, N.Y.)

Keywords: Great Migration, 1916-1930
Housing - New York City
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