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Between 1910 and 1930, more than one million African Americans moved out of the South to cities in the North, Midwest, and West. They sought economic opportunity, freedom from racial segregation, and safety from lynching and other kinds of racist [...]
This is a map of Block 160 in New York City's Five Points neighborhood 1902. Public opinion of the Five Points neighborhood was highly negative and filled with bias. The population of New York had ballooned by the mid-nineteenth century causing a [...]
This 1899 map of lower Manhattan includes the intersection of Worth, Baxter, and Park Streets, known as Five Points. Block 160 is marked and shaded.
In 1854 the names of the original streets, Cross, Anthony, Orange, and Little Water, which had formed the Five Points intersection (marked with a star) from which the neighborhood derived its name were changed to Park, Worth, Baxter and Mission [...]
This map shows the relative sizes of Ireland (superimposed in red outline) and New York state (blue outline). New York is far larger in area, with 54,475 square miles as opposed to Ireland's 32,599 square miles.