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Definition of the adjective afro-american

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  1. pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry

Alternative definition of the adjective afro-american


  1. Of African American heritage or culture

Definition of the noun afro-american

What does afro-american mean as a name of something?


  1. A resident of the United States who is of African heritage.


"Afro-American" a.k.a. "Symphony No. 1" in A-flat, "Afro-American" by William Grant Still was the first symphony written by an African American and performed for a United States audience by a leading orchestra. It was premiered in 1931 by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. It is a symphonic piece for full orchestra, including celeste, harp, and tenor banjo. It combines a fairly traditional symphonic form with blues progressions and rhythms that were characteristic of popular African-American music at the time. This combination expressed Still's integration of black culture into the classical forms. Still used quotes from four dialect poems by early 20th-century African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar as epigraphs for each symphonic movement.


  1. Afro-American a.k.a. African American: African Americans, also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans, is an ethnic group of citizens or residents of the United States with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa. The term may also be used to include only those individuals who are descended from African slaves. As a compound adjective, the term is usually hyphenated as African-American.
  2. Afro-American a.k.a. The Baltimore Afro-American, commonly known as The Afro, is a weekly newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It is the flagship newspaper of the Afro-American chain and the longest-running African-American family-owned newspaper in the United States.

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Google previewAfro-American Encyclopaedia (1895)

Or, the Thoughts, Doings, and Sayings of the Race, Embracing Addresses, Lectures, Biographical Sketches, Sermons, Poems, Names of Universities, Colleges, Seminaries, Newspapers, Books, and a History of the Denominations, Giving the Numerical Strength of Each. In Fact, it Teaches Every Subject of Interest to the Colored People, as Discussed by More Than One Hundred of Their Wisest and Best Men and Women

The Afro-American Presbyterian . . . . . . . . . Weekly.

Google previewBlack Music and Musicians in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music and The New Harvard Dictionary of Music (1989)

by Dominique-René De Lerma, Marsha J. Reisser

Subjects Entry Africa HDM Afro-American music Grove HDM Afro-Cuban Grove HDM Afro-Cuban music HDM Afterbeat HDM Atabal HDM Atabaque HDM Avant- garde jazz Grove Backbeat HDM Bagana, beganna HDM Baile de palos HDM ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2013)

Volume 21: Art and Architecture by Judith H. Bonner, Estill Curtis Pennington

Theresa Dickson Cederholm, Afro-American Artists: A Bibliographical Directory (1973); ...

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Somebody must show that the Afro-American race is more sinned against than sinning, and it seems to have fallen upon me to do so. (Ida B. Wells)
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