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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 elswhere in New England, is the very limited sphere of his industrial opporutnity."

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

People: DeBerry, William L., fl. 1940

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

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansActivismHousingCrimeCharity and PhilanthropyEducationPoliticiansPoliticsWelfareSegregation

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