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

Population

In 1964 there was an estimated total of 20,255,067 or 10.7 percent of Blacks residing in the United States. In 2012, there was double the amount of Blacks in America with the U.S. Census Bureau counting an estimated total of 44,456,009. 

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