The definition of the great migration is the movement of 1.3 million African-Americans out of the South to the North, Midwest and West between 1910 to 1930. African Americans moved to free themselves from racism, for better opportunities in both education for children and employment, and land. One destination was California, where it supplied an abundance of jobs in industry. Between 1965-70, 14 main states contributed to the migration. Some of these included Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.