Black Cleveland in 1960: Education, Housing, and Unemployment

Click on the Mapping a Movement heading to understand how to utilize these maps.

Each map details a "story" of Black life in Cleveland, Ohio. The story maps begin with visual representations of black populations and geolocation density. The second map explains how population and racialized residency overlap other areas of inequity, including: education, housing, and employment.

Teachers can use Social Explorer to also create their own maps that demonstrate the changing nature of black communities over time.

EDUCATION: The Census changed the question for education. Instead of statistics on residents with some education, in 1960 it asked residents if they had college education or more. Note how the dot density DECREASES in less college educated areas.

HOUSING: The Census in 1960 only included homes that were built before 1940. However, it added a new category - dilapidated or deteriorating homes.

UNEMPLOYMENT: 1960 Unemployment in Civilian Workforce