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The geography of black America – then and now

Almost 100 years after Carter G Woodson had the idea of Black History Month, Mona Chalabi examines the geography of black America

Black History Month starts on Thursday, almost a century after Carter G Woodson first conceived of the idea. This animation shows how the geography of black America today has changed since then.


Woodson shared (I attempted to a few of them last year). one, which shows where black Americans lived in 1900, caught my eye and I wondered how much had changed since then.

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