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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Palmer Memorial Institute - Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum
... 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 education in North Carolina ... Charlotte Hawkins Brown, the Institute and African American education in North Carolina ...
African American - Terminology - Terms No Longer in Common Use
... rarely used by younger black people, but remained in use by many older black Americans who had grown up with the term, particularly in the southern U.S ...
... a month-long series of events that commemorate Juneteenth, Yulee Railroad Days, and African American Music Month ... to raise awareness of environmental health impacts within the African American community ... The CCMCC is a sustainable rehabilitation project of a former African American music hall located in East Gainesville, FL ...
Pocahontas Middle School - Notable Persons and Accomplishments - Virginia Randolph
... Public School became notable for contributions to the development of educational programs for African-American students in the late 19th and early to mid-20th century ... became notable for her many years and contributions to the development of educational programs for African-American students during the days of segregated schools in ... Randolph developed the 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 1896–19 ... MEAC) Southwestern (SWAC) Ethnic subdivisions Black Indians Gullah Igbo Languages English American English African American Vernacular English Gullah Louisiana ... Jones joined the Peace Corps and became one of the first African Americans to serve in Turkey ...

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