Antedating of "African-American"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Sep 24 00:11:41 UTC 2011

African-American (OED3 1855)

1835 _Liberator_ 26 Sept. (19th Century U.S. Newspapers)  Let Christian abolition praying societies be formed, of Americans and African Americans, every where.

Fred Shapiro
YALE BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (Yale University Press)

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