Negro Jobs and Education

Archive Report

Improvement in Job Openings for Negroes

The Negro, long America's most disadvantaged citizen, has taken giant steps toward equality in the past two decades. In 1963, as civil rights organizations celebrate the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Negro no longer stands completely outside the mainstream of American life. One area in which he has chalked up considerable progress is that of employment. Gains made during World War II built a base for further progress; in the past 20 years the median annual income of Negro families has increased six times, compared to a quadrupling of white family income.

Instrumental in this progress has been the gradual rise of educational standards among Negroes, whether in integrated or segregated schools. But also of great importance have been ...

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