CHAPTER V.

THE PROGRESS OF THE AFRO-AMERICAN SINCE
EMANCIPATION
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BY I. GARLAND PENN
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That the Afro-American has made some progress in education, in the professions, in the accumulation of wealth and literature, and how much, this chapter will show.  To determine the progress of the race in education it is necessary to know the relative progress in the increase of population since Emancipation, the number who could read and write, and the number who were in school.  According to the census report there were in school.  According to the census report there were in this country in

1850,    3,638,808 Afro-Americans.
1860,    4,441,830          
1870,    4,880,009          
1880,    6,580,793          
1890,    7,470,040          

The census of 1860 shows an increase of 703,022 in ten years, that of 1870 shows an increase of 438,179 in ten years, that of 1880 shows an increase of 1,700,784 in ten years; that of 1890 shows an increase of 889,247 in ten years.  From 1850 to 1890 the race increased 3,831,232 persons.

 

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HUAN 8 
June 2001