Harlem Conditions

Between 1910 and 1930, Harlem experienced rapid growth in the number of black residents. From 1910 to 1920 the black population grew from 28,690 to 83,597-a 191.3% increase.

Some residents were denied resources because of their race or were provided fewer resources than advertised. 



The committee asked workers about their public sector work experiences and noted a pattern of municipal government agencies purposefully selecting minorities for lower-skilled jobs even when they qualified for more advanced employment. 

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