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":
... 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 ... the American Colonization Society, which attempted to remove free Blacks as far as Africa and dreaded the idea of strengthening the Black state of Haiti ...
... 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 ... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... Dunmore's Black soldiers had brought fear to the Patriots ... stating that success in the war would come to whatever side could arm the blacks the fastest ... Washington then issued orders to the recruiters to reenlist the free blacks who had already served in the army ...
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)
“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 (19321963)
“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)