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African Americans and Homelessness: Moving Through History

Roberta Ann Johnson
Journal of Black Studies
Vol. 40, No. 4 (MARCH 2010), pp. 583-605
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40648529
Page Count: 23
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Abstract

The story of African Americans is usually absent from the mainstream textbook study of homeless people. This research begins to address this absence. It provides an overview by using eight distinct historic experiences— the colonial period, Civil War period, cowboys of the west, the tramping years, the Black migration north, the depression years and New Deal, urban renewal, and deindustrialization of the American economy— to begin the process of more fully describing the experience of Black homelessness in America.

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