Some articles on blacks, black:
... they were given the name United Empire Loyalists) were several hundred Blacks (the "Black Loyalists") ... Blacks represented about 10% of the total Loyalist emigration ... Settlement and the Queen's Bush Settlement were examples of how Blacks created communities and helped develop many of the communities in Southern Ontario ...
... putting guns into the hands of slaves for the army, had no qualms about using blacks to pilot vessels and to handle the ammunition on ships ... In state navies, some blacks served as pilots, South Carolina had significant numbers of black pilots ... Throughout the war, blacks served as seamen on British vessels – where they generally proved to be much more willing and able than their press-ganged British counterparts ...
... The number and proportion of free blacks in the states rose dramatically until 1810 ... More than half of the number of free blacks in the United States were concentrated in the Upper South ... The proportion of free blacks among the black population in the Upper South rose from less than one percent in 1792 to more than 10 percent by 1810 ...
Famous quotes containing the word blacks:
“The shadow of a mighty Negro past flits through the tale of Ethiopia the shadowy and of the Egypt the Sphinx. Throughout history, the powers of single blacks flash here and there like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.”
—W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)
“America is a great country. It has many shortcomings, many social inequalities, and its tragic that the problem of the blacks wasnt solved fifty or even a hundred years ago, but its still a great country, a country full of opportunities, of freedom! Does it seem nothing to you to be able to say what you like, even against the government, the Establishment?”
—Golda Meir (18981978)
“The Afrocentric exploration of the black past only scratches the surface. A full examination of the ancestry of those who are referred to in the newspapers as blacks and African Americans must include Europe and Native America.”
—Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)