An early "African-American", 1842

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Oct 17 16:50:58 UTC 2011

The following is later than some recent uncoverings by Fred and
myself, but earlier than the OED's 1855.

"It appears hat the store was purchased by a company, called the
'African American Anti-Masonic Grocery Association;' that they hired
the store, and purchased the stock [etc.]"

New York Herald, Feb. 11, 1842, page not recorded, col.
5.  Collection not recorded, either America's Historical Newspapers
or 19th Century U.S. Newspapers.

The American Dialect Society -

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