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

Voting

In the 1964 presidential election 58.5 percent of Blacks over 18 voted. In 2012, the numbers increased as 62 percent of Blacks over 18 voted in the election.

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