African-american (adjective)

Relating to or belonging to an African American person, especially one of African descent born in the US.


First recorded use in the united states in the late 1960s.


  1. The museum showcases the history and culture of African-American people.
  2. She is an accomplished African-American author.
  3. The African-American community has made significant contributions to the arts and sciences.
  4. The African-American Civil Rights Movement was a pivotal moment in the country's history.
  5. African-American history is an important part of American history.
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