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Synonyms for Afro-American

an American whose ancestors were born in Africa

pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry

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Those attempting to alter the literary curriculum, ostensibly to achieve "diversity" and "multiculturalism," have as their real objective requiring all students to read more works by women, Afro-Americans, and Hispanic-Americans as a matter of supposed social fairness and not because of their superior quality.
Hurston's essay explains how Afro-Americans, deprived of a written language, vivified their nouns by affixing to them an "action" word (as in cookpot and sitting chair) and created new verbal nouns such as jooking and bookooing.
As Australian youths continue to imitate the style, dress, and language of African American youths in shopping malls and train stations, we need to be reminded that Afro-American attitudes are often borne out of poverty, violence, anger and fatalism.
This fusion of educational, social and religious communities created a barrier to Afro-Americans who began to migrate north in large numbers in the 30s.
Crummell's own apologia included relative silence on lynching and disfranchisement, even as Afro-Americans were being engulfed by them ("The Assassination of President Garfield," 1881).
Historic preservation and the New York Afro-American community have won a battle over protecting an ancient burial ground (in prime real estate).
Thus have the Afro-Americans shown how they detest segregation.
If this assumption has some truth, then heredity plays a tremendous part in sodium retention among Afro-Americans.
The Great Migration of Afro-Americans, 1915-40 The "Great Migration" of Afro-Americans from largely rural areas of the southern United States to northern cities during and after World War I altered the economic, social, and political fabric of American society.
In the mid 1960's, Fitzgerald and eight associates recognized that the District of Columbia lacked a financial institution that would focus on the unmet mortgage and savings needs of Afro-Americans and other minorities.
The second major innovation was the establishment of Afro-Americans in New York Life and History in 1977.
One thing is certain: "Jazz at Home" is an important piece of scholarship because Rogers chose to internationalize and show the humanity of Afro-Americans through their music.
The initiative to organize the Congress on Black Culture in the Americas arose from the need for a multidisciplinary examination of the social and cultural problematics of Afro-Americans by various professionals, such as historians, sociologists, anthropologists, artists, writers, theologians, and scientists of religion (ACTAS.
In Malaysia, the source revealed that the contacts of Veloso's recruiter were a certain "Donna," of African descent, and persons known only as alias "Kingsley," and alias "White," who are both Afro-Americans.
and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts at the Smithsonian Museum, and heralds the visual history of how Afro-Americans have used activism and community to fight for civil rights and justice.