Article on 1940 Census Undercountis by 7.5 million People

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The Associated Press has an article on the under reporting of 7.5 million people in the 1940 census. While the largest part of the under reported population were black the non-black population was undercounted by  5
percent or 6.3 million people.

 To read more go to:
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Thank you to Randy Herschaft of the AP for alerting us to this story.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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