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Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection [LC-USF34- 038825-D]

Russell Lee

Forging an Urban Population

Prior to World War II, the majority of African Americans lived in the rural South and worked primarily in agriculture. But within thirty years, the black urban population grew from 6.4 million in 1940 to over 18 million in 1970.

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Image ID: 1211803
Title: Negro boys on Easter morning. Southside, Chicago, Illinois, April 1941.
Source: Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Collection.
Name: Lee, Russell (1903- ) - Photographer
Depicted: April 1941
Location: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection [LC-USF34- 038825-D]
Subjects: African American boys
African Americans -- Illinois
Automobiles
Chicago (Ill.)
Easter

Keywords: Automobiles
Chicago
Children - United States
Dress - United States
Great Migration, 1940-1970
Great Migration, 1940-1970 - Statistics
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