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The first Great Migration saw 2 million blacks flee the South for promises of jobs and tolerance in the North.  A century later, we are now seeing another Great Migration back.  In 2009, 44,474 African-Americans left New York State and more than half of them moved South. The percentage of blacks heading South from big cities in the East and Midwest is now at its highest level in decades.

Watch the New York Times story on a family of 10, 3 generations, leaving Queens, NY for a better life in Atlanta.