Their subject was improving the lives of the most-vulnerable citizens throughout the African continent: women and children.
I think of the many African American children who sat in one-room schoolhouses, desperately trying to get an education.
And of course, in each of these states, African Americans voted for Democrats in similar or larger numbers.
Old English Africanas (plural), from Latin Africanus (adj.), from Africa (see Africa). Used of white residents of Africa from 1815; of black residents of the U.S. from 1790. As an adjective, by 1560s.