What is African American?

  • (noun): An American whose ancestors were born in Africa.

African American

African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans, and formerly as American Negroes) are citizens or residents of the United States who have total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa. The term is not usually used for black residents of other countries in the Americas.

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Pocahontas Middle School - Notable Persons and Accomplishments - Virginia Randolph
... contributions to the development of educational programs for African-American students in the late 19th and early to mid-20th century ... and contributions to the development of educational programs for African-American students during the days of segregated schools in Virginia ... first in-service training program for African American teachers and worked on improving the curriculum of the schools ...
Elaine Jones - Early Life and Education
... African American topics History Atlantic slave trade Maafa Slavery in the United States African-American military history Jim Crow laws Great Migration Redlining Civil Rights Movement 1896–1954 / 1955–1968 ... subdivisions Black Indians Gullah Igbo Languages English American English African American Vernacular English Gullah Louisiana Creole French Diaspora Nova Scotia Liberia Sierra Leone France Lists ... joined the Peace Corps and became one of the first African Americans to serve in Turkey ...
Palmer Memorial Institute - Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum
... Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute to the larger themes of African American women, education, and social history, with an emphasis on the contributions made by African American citizens to ... Charlotte Hawkins Brown, the Institute and African American education in North Carolina ...
... of events that commemorate Juneteenth, Yulee Railroad Days, and African American Music Month ... awareness of environmental health impacts within the African American community ... is a sustainable rehabilitation project of a former African American music hall located in East Gainesville, FL ...
African American - Terminology - Terms No Longer in Common Use
... black people, but remained in use by many older black Americans who had grown up with the term, particularly in the southern U.S ...

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    ... the Black woman in America can justly be described as a “slave of a slave.”
    Frances Beale, African American feminist and civil rights activist. The Black Woman, ch. 14 (1970)

    [If] Playboy’s Hugh Hefner has done nothing else for American culture, he has given it two of the great lies of the twentieth century: “I buy it for the fiction” and “I buy it for the interview.”
    Nora Ephron (b. 1941)

    I’ve never been afraid to step out and to reach out and to move out in order to make things happen.
    Victoria Gray, African American civil rights activist. As quoted in This Little Light of Mine, ch. 3, by Hay Mills (1993)