What cities in the United States had the largest black populations at the turn of the century?

By 1900, almost one-fourth of all African Americans lived in cities.

The largest black populations were in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; New Orleans, Louisiana; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York City; and Memphis, Tennessee. Each of these cities had more than 40,000 black residents.

Bill Pickett was a well-known African American on the western rodeo circuit.

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