Using Online U.S. Census Data
The U.S. Constitution requires that a national census be taken every ten years; U.S. census takers have done so since 1790. Historians have found census data to be an extremely important resource for identifying population shifts and trends.
In this online activity, students will locate statistical information related to The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow using census data from the United States Historical Census Data Browser.
Two to three class periods
African American History, Jim Crow, Population