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?
- Anonymous1 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.
- MaxiLv 71 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