Blacks may refer to:
- All Blacks, New Zealand rugby union team
- Black people
- Blacks Leisure Group, owner of Blacks and Millets in the United Kingdom
- The Blacks (play), a play by Jean Genet
- Zamora, California, formerly called Blacks
Other articles related to "blacks, black":
... 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 ...
... worried about 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 ...
... leaders and Southern white leaders in which Southern blacks would work meekly and submit to white political rule, while Southern whites guaranteed that blacks would receive basic education and due ... Washington began with a call to the blacks, who comprised one third of the Southern population, to join the world of work ... He declared that the South was where blacks were given their chance, as opposed to the North, especially in the worlds of commerce and industry ...
... Dunmore's Black soldiers had brought fear to the Patriots ... Colonel Henry Lee stating that success in the war would come to whatever side could arm the blacks the fastest ... then issued orders to the recruiters to reenlist the free blacks who had already served in the army ...
... Haitian Emigration refers to the emigration of free blacks from the United States to Haiti in the early 19th century ... from the United States’ racist filled society, antebellum free Blacks emigrated to Haiti ... American Colonization Society, which attempted to remove free Blacks as far as Africa and dreaded the idea of strengthening the Black state of Haiti ...
Famous quotes containing the word blacks:
“We do not need to minimize the poverty of the ghetto or the suffering inflicted by whites on blacks in order to see that the increasingly dangerous and unpredictable conditions of middle- class life have given rise to similar strategies for survival. Indeed the attraction of black culture for disaffected whites suggests that black culture now speaks to a general condition.”
—Christopher Lasch (b. 1932)
“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)
“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)