Blacks

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":

Haitian Emigration
... Haitian Emigration refers to the emigration of free blacks from the United States to Haiti in the early 19th century ... the United States’ racist filled society, antebellum free Blacks emigrated to Haiti ... Colonization Society, which attempted to remove free Blacks as far as Africa and dreaded the idea of strengthening the Black state of Haiti ...
African Americans In The American Revolution - Military Response To Dunmore's Proclamation
... 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 ... orders to the recruiters to reenlist the free blacks who had already served in the army ...
African Americans In The American Revolution - African American Sailors
... which 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 ...
History Of Slavery In The United States - 1790 To 1850 - Postwar Southern Manumissions
... 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 ...
Atlanta Exposition Speech
... African-American leaders and Southern white leaders in which Southern blacks would work meekly and submit to white political rule, while Southern whites ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word blacks:

    In the United States the whites speak well of the Blacks but think bad about them, whereas the Blacks talk bad and think bad about the whites. Whites fear Blacks, because they have a bad conscience, and Blacks hate whites because they need not have a bad conscience.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990)

    The moon has nothing to be sad about,
    Staring from her hood of bone.
    She is used to this sort of thing.
    Her blacks crackle and drag.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    America is a great country. It has many shortcomings, many social inequalities, and it’s tragic that the problem of the blacks wasn’t solved fifty or even a hundred years ago, but it’s 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 (1898–1978)