African American Housing

Excerpt from The Negro American Family, edited by W.E.B. Du Bois, Atlanta University Press, 1908
Courtesy of HathiTrust Digital Collections, original from Harvard University

Published in conjunction with the 13th Annual Conference for the Study of Negro Problems held at Atlanta University in 1908, The Negro American Family describes both urban and rural housing where African Americans are living—most of which was sub-standard.  The report includes an indictment of alley housing in Atlanta, characterized by over-crowding, and poor construction and sanitation.