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Old 08-13-2012, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I'm often surprised by what I find accidently on the internet. Here is a site for African-Am. photos & genealogy of West Virginia.

AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY - WEST VIRGINIA: January 2011
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:23 PM
 
Location: California
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You got these two mixed up. Mississippians went to Chicago and St. Louis and Alabamans went to Detroit, and Ohio. The Carolinas, Georgia, and VA went north to NYC, Philly, and Boston. Texas and Louisiana just went to California. Never heard about the breakdown of Texans to LA and Louisianans to Oakland till now. But it was mostly a straight directional shot.
California blacks have a strong connection to Louisiana and Texas. The end of WWII saw an influx of blacks coming from those areas to the West Coast. My own family came to L.A. from Monroe and Lake Charles, Louisiana during that time. When speaking with my grandmother, most of her childhood friends wither either born in Louisiana or Texas.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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California blacks have a strong connection to Louisiana and Texas. The end of WWII saw an influx of blacks coming from those areas to the West Coast. My own family came to L.A. from Monroe and Lake Charles, Louisiana during that time. When speaking with my grandmother, most of her childhood friends wither either born in Louisiana or Texas.
Oh yeah, I don't doubt that. I was just surprised that Black Louisianans preferred the Bay Area and Black Texans preferred LA.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Oh yeah, I don't doubt that. I was just surprised that Black Louisianans preferred the Bay Area and Black Texans preferred LA.
Blacks that left Louisiana and came to California are largely from North Louisiana and the western border towns of Louisiana. Due in large part to numbers and a little preference I'll bet Southern California has more blacks from places like New Orleans, Lake Charles, some of the Acadiana towns, and Baton Rouge. Northern California blacks more strongly have roots in Northern Louisiana.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Good question. I'd say Deep South, specifically Charleston as it was the biggest port of entry for slaves during the slave trade. I believe like three out of every four slaves that were captured and sold into slavery came through Charleston.

Blacks from the Upper South migrated to the North during the Great Migration, but it was definitely more from the Deep South since they had a larger Black population to begin with.
I thought that was New Orleans although I may be wrong.
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