Colored Population of Boston


The Colored Population of Boston.   One item in the Report of the Registrar of Boston is the statement of a marked decrease in the number of births among the colored population, for the year 1857.  The number of colored persons in Boston a quarter of a century ago, it is thought, was considerably larger, in proportion to the entire population, than at the present time.  The official statistics of population, however, show a small increase for the last twelve years.

                         (Liberator, April 2, 1858 pg 4)