Colored Citizens Own Much Property: Don't Have to Live in Slum Dives and Dilapidated Shacks

Title

Colored Citizens Own Much Property: Don't Have to Live in Slum Dives and Dilapidated Shacks

Subject

Property, Home Ownership, Philadelphia, Quality of Life

Description

This newspaper article details how black Philadephians now own more than eight million dollars worth of property. This has increased from one million dollars over the past 18 years, due to the Great Migration. Additionally, the article details relative home values among the black community.

Creator

Philadelphia Tribune

Source

Philadelphia Tribune

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/ HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, 2014

Date

December 20, 1919

Contributor

William Horstmann, Erica Knorr

Rights

Used by permission of the Philadelphia Tribune Company, Inc. All rights reserved. The Philadelphia Tribune, with 130 years of continuous publication, is the oldest newspaper in the United States serving the African-American community.

Format

PDF

Type

Text

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COLORED PEOPLE HAVE VAST REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS
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Acquire Much Property Through Colored Brokers; Christian St. Haven of Aristocracy.
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WEBB MAY HEAD NEW BUREAU
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     The cry of the alarmist, the agitator and the radical political spouter that colored people are forced to live in all the "old shacks" and "hovels" in Philadelphia is proven to be absolutely false by those who have made a faithful and unbiased investigation of living conditions among the colored population of this city.
     True it is, that living conditions among the colored inhabitants of such localities as the "Devil's half acre," "Elbow Bend," and the "Devil's Chimney" are in some instances almost revolting and certainly not conducive to the brighter side of life or to healthy conditions for those who live there for frequent those localities. If, however, conditions there are bad, their parallel is to be found among the white inhabitants of the "Devil's pocket," or the Barkers, who prowl around the river front districts.
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Original Format

Newspaper

Files

Real Estate.pdf
property owners-1.jpg
Colored Citizens Own Much Property.pdf


Citation

Philadelphia Tribune, “Colored Citizens Own Much Property: Don't Have to Live in Slum Dives and Dilapidated Shacks,” Goin' North, accessed December 1, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/208.