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Dunbar Community League Sociological Survey of the Negro Population

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.063 Author/Creator: Dunbar Community League Place Written: Springfield, Massachusetts Type: Pamphlet Date: February 1940 Pagination: 15 p. ; 20 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One survey entitled, "Sociological Survey of the Negro Population" printed by the Dunbar Community League dated February 1940. Updating a previous survey from 1921 regarding the black population in Springfield, Massachusetts. Contains statistics on population by districts, occupations, churches, social and charity organizations, education, political interest, disease and mortality rates, housing, crime, welfare and interracial relationships in the community. One of the conclusions made from the survey was, "That the real social tragedy of the Negro in Springfield, as elsewhere in New England, is the very limited sphere of his industrial opportunity."

Background Information: The Dunbar Community League, known in present day as the Urban League, was founded in 1913 by Reverend William N. DeBerry.

People: Blake, Eustace L., fl. 1940 Brown, John, 1800-1859
Caffee, Edward D., fl. 1940
Cannon, Mary E., fl. 1940
Clarkson, J. Clifford, fl. 1940
DeBerry, William N., 1870-1948
Donovan, John L., Jr., fl. 1940
Drew, Howard P., 1890-1957
Dupree, Silas L., fl. 1940
Heacock, Roland T., fl. 1940
Jones, Kathryn A., fl. 1940
Taylor, Bernyce, fl. 1940

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansActivismHousingCrimeCharity and PhilanthropyEducationPoliticiansPoliticsWelfareSegregationJohn Brown

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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