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Afro-American

[af-roh-uh-mer-i-kuh n] /ˌæf roʊ əˈmɛr ɪ kən/
noun, adjective
Origin of Afro-American
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
Usage note
See black.
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  • The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.

    Southern Horrors Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • So must we train ourselves to say the right name, "Afro-American."

  • To the Afro-American the South says, "the white man must and will rule."

    Southern Horrors Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • He, too, is a great writer in defense of the Afro-American race.

  • In the creation of this healthier public sentiment, the Afro-American can do for himself what no one else can do for him.

    Southern Horrors Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • On March 9, 1892, there were lynched in this same city three of the best specimens of young since-the-war Afro-American manhood.

    Southern Horrors Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • The Afro-American convention is to meet on the 22d; that's Thursday of next week.

  • There was no law on the statute books which would execute an Afro-American for wounding a white man, but the "unwritten law" did.

    Southern Horrors Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • To say "Afro-American" is to reunite us to our forefathers, both by blood and language.

  • The Afro-American himself did not know as he should have known as his journals should be in a position to have him know and act.

    Southern Horrors Ida B. Wells-Barnett
British Dictionary definitions for Afro-American

Afro-American

noun, adjective
1.
another word for African-American
Usage note
This word has been replaced in general use by African-American
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