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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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Image ID: 1211804
Title: This family was born and raised on their little farm near Whitestone, South Carolina, in the Spartanburg Army camp area; This is the first time they have ever moved, March 1941.
Source: Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Collection.
Name: Delano, Jack () - Photographer
Depicted: March 1941
Location: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection [LC-USF34- 043615-D]
Subjects: African American families
African Americans -- South Carolina
Moving, Household
Spartanburg County (S.C.)
Spouses

Keywords: Great Migration, 1940-1970
Housing - South Carolina
South Carolina
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