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Old 09-02-2010, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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This is just out of curiousity more than anything else, but you tend to hear that Boston is the most Irish city in America and all the Irish Catholic culture there. The same with Miami and Cubans, Mormons in Utah, Mexicans in Los Angeles and Italians in New York City.

So which major US city do you think has the most African American history and culture. Basically when you think of African American culture and history, which city would come to mind first.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: ITP - Northeast Atlanta
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Boise ID?
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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atlanta
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Philadelphia

Led the abolitionist movement
Black Americans have lived there as free people longer than any other major city in the US
The City is 45 percent black.
Philly and its suburban counties have one of the largest, most stable, and wealthiest black aristocracies(of which I am a part of) in the nation.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Mankato, Minnesota!














Just kidding.

If we're only talking major cities, I'd have to say either Philadelphia, New York City or Chicago. A lot of blacks migrated to those cities after slavery, and they were all popular Underground Railroad destinations. Cleveland and St. Louis were popular destinations, too. Also, Detroit is another major city than can qualify for this, as can Atlanta, which was traditionally the most progressive city in the South, besides Washington, D.C.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Sikeston, MO
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Boise ID?
Duh. What an obvious answer.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Sikeston, MO
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New Orleans. Not necessarily a glamorous history, but quite significant nonetheless. The city is 67% black according to the 2000 census. Definitely wouldn't think any northern cities.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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New Orleans. Definitely wouldn't think any northern cities.
Why not? The North has much of America's African-American history. Blacks fled to the North to escape slavery.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:31 PM
 
Location: ITP - Northeast Atlanta
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New Orleans. Not necessarily a glamorous history, but quite significant nonetheless. The city is 67% black according to the 2000 census. Definitely wouldn't think any northern cities.
^^lol Northern didn't instantly cross my mind either, but I digress...

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Old 09-02-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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Definitely wouldn't think any northern cities.
What about Detroit, Chicago, Philly, DC, and Baltimore?
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