Here’s a timely map for you for MLK day, showing the “second migration” of African-Americans from the South to the North following World War II. Here’s the map showing how regional migration followed specific railroad corridors.
There’s a lot of history to this, and I recommend Isabel Wilkerson’s excellent history, The Warmth of Other Suns for the definitive history of the mid-century black migrations.
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