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Re: Race/color in 1930 census Puerto Rico
In Response To: Race/color in 1930 census Puerto Rico ()
I am so glad you posted this response. My mother and her family were born in San Tulsa Puerto Rico at the turn of the century. It had always bothered me when people, especially Puerto Ricans, would say "she doesn't look Puerto Rican". Many black people moved and settle in Puerto Rico from the nearby islands such as St. Thomas St. Kitt and St. Croix especially in the period after slavery for better job opportunities.
Yes there are many that are listed as black or colored in Puerto Rico. In addition, the ones that are listed as "white" are most likely not because there are many blacks in there roots.
Again thank you for researching PUERTO RICO!!!!!!
: Hi folks,
: Thankfully the indexed 1930 census for Puerto Rico is now online -
: What is interesting about the 1930 census on the island - is that
: I recently had an academic discussion about Puerto Rico and race -
: I'm wondering what the impact of this data will be? I plan to use
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