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Historical Examples

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.”
Sparkling Gems of Race Knowledge Worth Reading Various

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.
The Black Man, the Father of Civilization James Morris Webb

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.
The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Paul Laurence Dunbar

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.
Sparkling Gems of Race Knowledge Worth Reading Various

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

noun, adjective
another word for African-American


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  • Afroasiatic

    of, belonging to, or pertaining to Afroasiatic; Hamito-Semitic. Also called Hamito-Semitic. a family of languages including as subfamilies Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic. Compare (def 14).

  • Afro-asian

    of or relating to the nations of Africa and Asia or their peoples. Historical Examples An Afro-Asian with skin like dark honey and smooth, pleasant, rather flat features. It’s All Yours Sam Merwin adjective of or relating to both Africa and Asia, esp as part of the Third World

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