1959 Census Report

More than 15,000 people met in Washington, DC on behalf of school integration and civil rights legislation.

Across the Nation - The published census report showed that 67.4% of the Black people who lived in the South were living in poverty, compared to only 26.6% of white people.   In the North and West, the numbers were much lower at 33.4%, but they were still about 20% higher than whites.