Af·​ro-Amer·​i·​ca | \ ˌa-frō-ə-ˈmer-ə-kə How to pronounce Afro-America (audio) , -ˈme-rə- \

Definition of Afro-America

: African-Americans considered collectively as a social and cultural entity At the heart of the African-based Oral Tradition, which has survived in Afro-America for centuries, lies the belief that the spoken word can give man mastery over natural events and men.— Geneva Smitherman, English Journal, February 1976 In May Black Enterprise, the venerable periodical of Afro-America's business class, announced that Wal-Mart would be a sponsor of its 10th Annual Entrepreneur's Conference.— Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates, Time, 1 Sept. 2005

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First Known Use of Afro-America

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Afro-America.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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