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Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States:  1790 to 1990

This paper presents decennial census population totals for the 100 largest cities and other urban places in the United States based on the 21 decennial censuses taken from 1790 to 1990. The paper represents the first time that the populations of the largest urban places at each census have been published in a single report and was prepared in response to numerous requests for this type of information. article


1880 Overview

The act authorizing the 1880 census gave supervision of the enumeration to a body of officers, known as supervisors of the census, who were specifically chosen for work on the census. The superintendent of the census and all supervisors were to be presidential appointees, subject to Senate confirmation. The terms of both were to expire when the census results were compiled and published. article

50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: July 2- U.S. Census Bureau News

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. To mark the anniversary, the U.S. Census Bureau has gathered key statistics that measure changes in some characteristics of different race groups to date.article


The Roots of the Widening Racial Wealth Gap: Explaining the Black-White Economic Divide- By Institute on Assets and Social Policy

Growing concerns about wealth inequality and the expanding racial wealth gap have in recent years become
central to the debate over whether our nation is on a sustainable economic path. This report provides critical
new information about what has fueled the racial wealth gap and points to policy approaches that will set our
country in a more equitable and prosperous direction. Article