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Activist lawyer Randall Robinson, founder of Africa lobby group TransAfrica, was born in 1941 in Richmond, Virginia.

Black History Facts - 2009

POSTED: February 04, 2009, 12:00 am

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82%

The proportion of single-race Blacks 25 and older who had at least a high school diploma in 2007.


19%


The percentage of singe-race Blacks 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2007.


1.2 million


The number of single-race Blacks 25 and older who had an advanced degree in 2007 (e.g. master’s, doctorate, medical or law). In 1997 717,000 Blacks fell into this category.


2.3 million


The number of single-race Blacks who were college students in fall 2006. This represents an increase of 1 million from 15 years earlier.

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