The name William Tucker has much less recognition. He was the first African-American child born in the American Colonies and was baptized on January 3, 1624, in Jamestown, Virginia. Two hundred years later, the census had counted 1.8 million black residents in the U.S. Today, that number is just over 42 million, 13.6 percent of the nation's residents. By the year 2050, it is projected that the number of African-Americans will be 65.7 million, 15 percent of the total U.S. population. This special edition of Profile America is a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.