African Americans and Facts from the Census Bureau

Anyone seen those Census Bureau advertizements during the Super Bowl on Sunday? [According to the Census Bureau, they ran 3.]

Besides just counting the US population once every 10 years in order to determine the distribution of the Federal House of Representatives seats, the Census Bureau collects statistics on all sorts of things, places, and groups of people. Some of these statistics are put into the "Fact for Features" series about specific demographic groups. Among the many postings are statistics regarding African-Americans and Black History Month.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.