She lived her life as a “Negro,” then as an “African American,” and attended an “all-black” college.
Here the consequences of the historic injustices done to Negro Americans are silent and hidden from view.
The unemployed, poverty-stricken white man must be made to realize that he is in the very same boat with the Negro.
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” as he recalled driving by a housing project in Las Vegas.
Morgan declared that Africa “was prepared for the Negro as certainly as the Garden of Eden was prepared for Adam and Eve.”
A Negro came across the river with his boat loaded with oranges.
"Eighty-five," said the clerk; and the drummer and the Negro disappeared.
Why should there not be, at need, a Negro State by the side of an Indian State?
"The change that has come over the South—to the Negro," I answered.
The Negro he found to be superstitious, just as we find them to-day.
"member of a black-skinned race of Africa," 1550s, from Spanish or Portuguese negro "black," from Latin nigrum (nominative niger) "black, dark, sable, dusky," figuratively "gloomy, unlucky, bad, wicked," of unknown origin (perhaps from PIE *nekw-t- "night," cf. Watkins). As an adjective from 1590s. Use with a capital N- became general early 20c. (e.g. 1930 in "New York Times" stylebook) in reference to U.S. citizens of African descent, but because of its perceived association with white-imposed attitudes and roles the word was ousted late 1960s in this sense by Black (q.v.).
Professor Booker T. Washington, being politely interrogated ... as to whether negroes ought to be called 'negroes' or 'members of the colored race' has replied that it has long been his own practice to write and speak of members of his race as negroes, and when using the term 'negro' as a race designation to employ the capital 'N' ["Harper's Weekly," June 2, 1906]Meaning "English language as spoken by U.S. blacks" is from 1704. French nègre is a 16c. borrowing from Spanish negro.