Birthplace of Negroes
Original Author: W. E. B. DuBois
Created: 1899
Medium: Printed chart

Birthplace of Negroes, Seventh Ward.

A chart breaks down the birthplaces of African American residents in Philadelphia's predominantly black Seventh Ward at the turn of the twentieth century. The largest number of residents were born in the city (2,939); the next largest group were born in Virginia (1,951). These findings were published in W. E. B. DuBois's The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study (1899), a sociological examination of the local African American population commissioned by the University of Pennsylvania.