Great Depression Dbq

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Some African Americans were successful in retaining their land and farms; it became difficult in the 1920s and 1930s. The crisis, called the Great Depression, began in the rural south with a severe crisis in agriculture. 150,000 African Americans left Georgia in the decade of the 1920s to escape oppressive conditions like vigilante violence. Also, the price of cotton went down from eighteen cents to only six cents a pound in 1929. Thousands of black people once again migrate to the Northeast and to the Midwestern states. While people fled the devastation of the south, jobs disappeared in the Northern and Midwestern cities. American families got hit the hardest. While white people unemployment hit a rate of 31.7 percent in 1931, it was over