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African-American  n.  
An American whose ancestors were born in Africa, especially a United States citizen of African descent.
Synonyms: Afro-American, African, black, negro

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"African-American" Quotes from Famous Books

... slavery in Mississippi. His mother escaped with Trotter and his brother via the Underground Railroad, and they settled in Cincinnati, where Trotter became a teacher. He moved to Boston and fought in the Civil War, becoming the first African-American to achieve the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Union Army. He later became the first African-American to be employed by the U.S. Post Office, but resigned in protest when discrimination prevented his promotion. His Music and ...
— Music and Some Highly Musical People • James M. Trotter

Words linked to "African-American" :   Black American, Afro-American, black, African-American music, American, African American

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