America Enters World War I

April 6, 1917

Because of the economic boom caused by America's entrance into World War I, many black Americans moved from the South to northern cities, looking for employment and better quality of life. This period, from 1914 to 1970, respectively, is referred to as the Great Migration. With it came an influx of black culture--a major contributor to the Harlem Renaissance and jazz music in the 1920s.

"America Enters World War I" accessed May 15, 2018.

"Woodrow Wilson WWI Parade."