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From The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

DuBois: Mapping the Philadelphia Negro

W. E. B. Dubois mural

Mapping the Philadelphia Negro

This research, education, and outreach project is dedicated to using new technology and archival data to recreate the survey W.E.B. Du Bois conducted of Philadelphia's Seventh Ward for his 1899 classic book, The Philadelphia Negro.

The Philadelphia Negro by WEB Dubois

Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection