A detailed look at Milwaukee's black community in 1946

Milwaukee's Negro Community

The Citizens' Governmental Research Bureau was established in 1913 to monitor local government and research public policy issues. In 1945, the Milwaukee Urban League, the YWCA, and the YMCA commissioned the Bureau to study the community living in two Milwaukee wards that had a large African American population in order to assess the need for particular services in the area. This report, issued in 1946, provides a comprehensive portrait of a portion of Milwaukee's African American community, detailing population trends, education, employment, health, and much more.

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Creator: Citizens' Governmental Research Bureau
Pub Data: Prepared for a special committee of the Council of Social Agencies. Milwaukee: The Bureau, 1946. (Pamphlet 57-2400)
Citation: "Milwaukee's Negro Community." Citizens' Governmental Research Bureau. (Milwaukee: The Bureau, 1946); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1095 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1095; Visited on: 10/5/2022