SAT Subject US History Practice Question 495: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 495

26. During the 1920s African Americans migrated to the North primarily to

A. join the NAACP
B. escape violence and oppression
C. organize unions for African-American laborers
D. take jobs on cattle ranches or acquire homesteads
E. take part in major protests against racial discrimination

Correct Answer: B


When African Americans left the South it was always for the same reason: to escape the allpervasive discrimination and segregation.

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