field Negro


Definition of field Negro

: a black American slave who worked in the fields in distinction from one employed about the house of the master On that same plantation, there was the field Negro. The field Negroes — those were the masses. There were always more Negroes in the field than there were Negroes in the house.— Malcolm X

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First Known Use of field Negro

1730, in the meaning defined above

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“Field Negro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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