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The Second Great Migration
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Jack Delano

Travel Preparations

During the second Great Migration, many Southerners traveled by car or bus, instead of train as their counterparts had done in the 1920s. The train, which had been highly symbolic of the Great Migration, and inspired many blues songs, was no longer the only means of transportation to the North, the Midwest, and the West. Migrants in Old Trap, North Carolina, repair their car in preparation for travel to New Jersey.

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