1963 vs. Today: African-American Progress by the Numbers

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  • 1963 vs. Today: African-American Progress by the Numbers

Elected Officials

In 1970, there were only 1,469 elected Black officials. By 2011, there were an estimated 10,500 Black elected officials.

 (Photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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