SECOND EDITION This report consists of data tables of the Black or African American population in the United States of 35 topics including expanded percentage breakdowns within subject groups compiled from the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (Release Date: June 2018) & U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey
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4,000 Years, Not 400! Most African Americans descend from the half million Africans who landed on the shores of North America as captives during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The vast majority came from Western Africa (shaded area below) whose history is a story of the rise and fall of many
AKAN STATES The Akan States (usually pronounced ‘a-CAN’) were formed by the Akan people who are actually several related ethnic groups located throughout much of what is now the the nation of Ghana and the eastern portion of the Ivory Coast. The Akan subgroups share cultural similarities including the tracing of
African American Population by State SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau 2012 Estimate. (Black only and Black in combination with one or more races) Click on the state name for more details about each state [table id=1 /]
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