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Alexandria Virginia: Percentage of Distribution of Population by Race
Original Author: Ellen Rudisill Harper, United States Works Progress Administration Virginia
Created: May 1939
Medium: Printed map

Alexandria Virginia: Percentage of Distribution of Population by Race

This map, printed in Ellen Rudisill Harper’s 1939 Real Property Survey and Low Income Housing Area Survey, Alexandria, Virginia report for the U.S. Works Progress Administration, describes the racial makeup of various parts of the city of Alexandria. One of the stated goals of the survey was to determine the “number of white and colored families living in substandard houses,” for “public and private agencies concerned with planning for the housing needs of the community.”