Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Sociology and Anthropology
There are in the city of Omaha according to the census report of 1930, 11,123 Negros. They have come to this city from various sections of the country. But in the main from rural and urban centers of the South. They have migrated here, as to other Northern and Western cities, to improve their social and economic conditions and for better opportunities in general. They have secured employment in the various industries of the city and have found positions in domestic employment. Some have engaged in business of their own, while still others have entered the different professions. There have been various opinions expressed relative to the industrial status of Negros and whites in different occupations, but for the most part, the results of these studies have never been assembled or reflected upon as a whole to see how valid or reliable they were or what light may come out of them.
Kerns, James Harvey, "Industrial and business life of Negroes in Omaha" (1932). Student Work. 553.
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Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Sociology of the Municipal University of Omaha. Copyright 1932, James Harvey Kerns.