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

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  • 1963 vs. Today: African-American Progress by the Numbers
  • Population
  • Voting
  • Elected Officials
  • Income
  • Poverty
  • Housing
  • High School Graduates
  • College Students and Graduates

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

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the U.S. Census Bureau released key statistics that mark changes in the African-American population. The data highlights significant advances in voting, income and other areas from 1963 to present day. Dominique Zonyéé

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