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Negro families in rural Wisconsin

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Creator:Wisconsin. Governor's Commission on Human Rights
Title:Negro families in rural Wisconsin

Although the majority of Wisconsin's African American population settled in more urban areas, others chose to live in small towns or on farms. In the 1950s, the Governor's Commission on Human Rights began surveying the state to find statistical as well as personal information about rural African Americans. The commission interviewed 486 African Americans in all and the report, released in 1959, provides biographical sketches of some of the individuals. They also interviewed white community members in an attempt to discern the tenor of racial relations in rural settings.

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Types:Books | StillImage
Subjects:Wisconsin--Rural conditions | African Americans--Wisconsin | United States, Wisconsin, 43.78444, -88.787868
Collection:Turning Points in Wisconsin History
Institution:Wisconsin Historical Society
Contributors:Wisconsin Historical Society
Original Material:

Wisconsin government publications collection, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

Rights and Usage:

Copyright 2005 by the Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Forms part of the Turning points collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)

Persistent Link to Item:http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/u?/tp,10654