Black Migration: A Study of Southern California Population Movement from Los Angeles County to the Inland Empire, 1940-2000

Angila Romious, University of California, Irvine

Internal migration among African-American people in Southern California was investigated to examine the theoretical implications motivating movement. The objective of this study is to examine population growth, as well as identify variables and events that explain why a significant number of African-Americans moved from Los Angeles County to the Inland Empire from 1940 to 2000. The social, cultural and housing implications will be determined by an examination of the literature and newspaper articles. Population changes will be examined using census data. Findings are expected to indicate specific social, cultural and housing factors that best explain the black migration phenomenon to the Inland Empire in California.

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Presented in Poster Session 7