- Relating to or denoting African Americans or their culture, history, or politics.
- Relating to or originating in the black communities of the US.
Late 20th century: from afro- and american.
- The Afro-American Museum celebrates the history and culture of African Americans.
- Afro-American literature has had a significant impact on American culture.
- The Afro-American community has a rich history of political activism and resistance.
- Afro-American music has had a profound influence on popular music around the world.
- The Afro-American community has made significant contributions to science, arts, and many other fields.