Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 1 month ago

What does n-e-g-r-o mean on the 1930 and beyond Census? Does it mean fully black person, mixed race, mulatto, other, or biracial?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The 1930 census was conducted by individuals going to houses, knocking on doors and asking questions.  If the person who answered the door had the information the census taker wrote it down.  If the person looked black, or Mulatto that is what the census taker wrote down, which is why race sometimes appeared different on different census.  I have a GG-Aunt that appears as W, B. and Mulatto on different census.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Gives you all the info on here https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/200...

    Enumerators were given instructions to use that term for black or any black /white mix of race

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