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There are hundreds of African American neighborhoods. This list contains neighborhoods that have been described as predominantly or historically African American.


Albany, New YorkEdit

Atlanta, GeorgiaEdit

The city the hosts the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of historically Black colleges and universities in the country.

Baltimore, MarylandEdit

Benton Harbor, MichiganEdit

Berkeley, CaliforniaEdit

Birmingham, AlabamaEdit

Birmingham was a focal point of the civil rights movement, and where the Birmingham campaign took place.

Boston, MassachusettsEdit

Buffalo, New YorkEdit

Charlotte, North CarolinaEdit

Chicago and Cook County, IllinoisEdit


Cook CountyEdit

Cincinnati, OhioEdit

Cleveland, OhioEdit

Eastside Cleveland which includes Hough, St. Clair, Superior, and Glenville.

Columbus, OhioEdit

Dallas and Dallas County, TexasEdit

Denver, ColoradoEdit

Detroit, MichiganEdit

Here the 12th Street Riot and Detroit Race Riot (1943) took place.

East St. Louis, IllinoisEdit

Home of the racially charged East St. Louis Riot.

Fort Worth, TexasEdit

Gary, IndianaEdit

Hosted the ground-breaking 1972 National Black Political Convention.

Hartford, ConnecticutEdit

Henrico County, VirginiaEdit

Houston, TexasEdit

Indianapolis, IndianaEdit

Jackson, MississippiEdit

Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was based here, and was murdered as well. The Freedom Ride] also visited here, as the farthest out place they went.

Kansas City, MissouriEdit

Louisville, KentuckyEdit

Was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Los Angeles County, CaliforniaEdit

Marin County, CaliforniaEdit

Memphis, TennesseeEdit

Miami, FloridaEdit

The 1979 death of Arthur McDuffie at the hands of white Miami-Dade police officers led to one of the worst race riots in American history.

Milwaukee, WisconsinEdit

Minneapolis, MinnesotaEdit

New Haven, ConnecticutEdit

New Orleans, LouisianaEdit

Features three of the leading historically black colleges and universities in the United States.

New York City & New York metropolitan areaEdit

New York CityEdit

The BronxEdit
Staten IslandEdit

Long IslandEdit

Nassau CountyEdit
Suffolk CountyEdit

Northern New JerseyEdit

Rockland CountyEdit

Westchester CountyEdit

Norfolk, VirginiaEdit

Oakland, CaliforniaEdit

The Black Panther Party was founded as a response to police brutality.

Oklahoma City, OklahomaEdit

Langston University is the only historically black college in the state.

Omaha, NebraskaEdit

Orange County, FloridaEdit

Petersburg, VirginiaEdit

Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaEdit

Phoenix, ArizonaEdit

Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaEdit

Portland, OregonEdit

Richmond, CaliforniaEdit

Richmond, VirginiaEdit

Riverside-San Bernardino, CaliforniaEdit

San Diego, CaliforniaEdit

San Francisco, CaliforniaEdit

St. Louis and St. Louis County, MissouriEdit

Seattle, WashingtonEdit

Southern New JerseyEdit

Tacoma, WashingtonEdit

Tampa, FloridaEdit

Tulsa, OklahomaEdit

Washington, D.C.Edit

Washington has had a significant black population since the city's creation. It was the first major city in America to become majority black and the first major city in America to have a majority black police department.


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