Black households in Columbia, Missouri, 1901-1909: a directory, along with a list

Missouri Bicentennial Collection

Another transcription by Charles O'Dell, and a unique record of African American history in Boone County, this compendium draws on several sources: the newspaper The Columbia Professional World, an obscure study and masters thesis by a man named William Wilson Elwang (University of Missouri: 1904), and census materials. The whole creates a record of demographic, housing and statistical information regarding the Black community in the early 20th century. This population had little voice in the mainstream press and much of the public record is scant given the racial bias and segregation at the time. This directory also included townships beyond Columbia including Ashland, Bourbon, Cedar, Centralia, Hallsville, Hundsdale, Perche, Rocheport, Rocky Fork and Sturgeon.


Date
1988, Date created
Format
Book; Index
Coverage
United States, Missouri - Boone, Columbia
Rights
CC BY-NC-ND
Media Type
Texts
Citation
Missouri Bicentennial Collection . Black households in Columbia, Missouri, 1901-1909: a directory, along with a list: bhcd_1. Archives of the Daniel Boone Regional Library. 22 May 2022.



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