Business: Business in Bronzeville

Although Chicago has 100,000 fewer Negroes than New York, it is the centre of U. S. Negro business; last census figures showed Chicago's Negro establishments had annual net sales of $4,826,897, New York's were only $3,322,274. Chicago's Negroes all hail from the South, work generally as laborers in packing plants and steel mills, have a community feeling; New York's are less homogenous, work mostly in hotels and apartments. Great majority of Chicago's Negroes live in a south side section known as Bronzeville. Here the principal shopping districts are on 43rd, 47th, sist and...

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