Origin of Everything

Why Do We Say "African American"?

Season 3 Episode 19 | 8m 26s  | Video has closed captioning.

Language is constantly changing and ethnonyms are no exception. From "Negro" to "Colored" and "African American" to "Black," the people and cultures of African origin living in the United States have had many names. Today Danielle looks at the etymology and reclamation surrounding Black history and identity.

Aired: 11/16/20

Rating: NR


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