The Great Migration had many effects socially, economically, politically, and culturally. Some of the social effects of this were how jazz clubs spread diversity, allowing all races to come together and listen to music. However some whites felt threatened by jazz clubs, leading them to become segregated. Still, many Black musicians and dancers realized they could make a living off a passion in a way they couldn’t before. The Great Migration also changed culture in many ways. With the sudden rise of jazz, Black musicians became famous internationally. Additionally, around this time, television and radio were introduced internationally, making jazz music more widespread. Jazz also led to the spread of other Black music, like gospel, soul, and blues. The Great Migration influenced people in Los Angeles and around the world.
The Dunbar Hotel was built in 1928 by John Somerville for an NAACP convention, and was originally known as Hotel Somerville. The hotel was one of the first upscale accomodations for African Americans and became a place for inclusivity. In the early 1930s, a night club opened at the Dunbar and became the center of the Central Avenue jazz scene. The hotel welcomed people of all backgrounds, without segregation. Black people in particular felt comfortable at this Hotel. It helped develop Central Avenue and the Black community. The Dunbar's popularity declined in 1948 when the Supreme Court passed a law that forced every hotel to let people of all races come, making the Dunbar just another hotel in Los Angeles.