6 Facts About African Americans

1. On Wednesday, August 28, 1963, 250,000 African Americans united at the Lincoln Memorial for the final speech of the March on Washington.

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2. While the African Americans left the thought of slavery behind, they made a priority to reunite with their family and friends.

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3. At first, only a few thousand African Americans had their freedom.

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4. From the ICC perspective, African Americans are one of three groups of black people in the United States.

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5. In 2007, the average income for African Americans was approximately $34,000, compared to $55,000 for whites.

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6. In 1960, nearly a third of African Americans voted for Republican Richard Nixon.

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