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Pocket Change

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Pocket Change

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The number one cause of black migration out of the South at this time was to escape racial violence or "bulldozing" by white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the White League.

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Vigilantes operated with almost total impunity, and no other issue was of more importance to the majority of southern blacks living in the countryside.

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Given the extreme level of discrimination and violent intimidation blacks faced in the rural South, the Exodusters can more accurately be described as refugees.

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Many steamboat captains refused to carry migrants across the Mississippi River, and thousands of Exodusters found themselves stranded for months in St. Louis.

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The political response of southern white Democrats, and of some conservative “representative” Black men, was one of disgust and incomprehension.

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They distrusted the intentions of white philanthropy in aiding black migration; in fact, they were convinced of ulterior motives.

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In solidarity, the Democratic party as a whole “refused to admit to the fact of Southern lawlessness because many of the crimes had been perpetrated by Democrats, usually for their party’s own advancement.

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The Exoduster movement has been characterized as an example of millenarianism, in that many exodusters created settlements they believed to be their new, Promised Land.

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