Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jun 4 16:40:01 UTC 2008

Would I be disputed* if I were to say that the term
"African-American" (with or without hyphen) was not used before the
middle of the 19th century?  The earliest OED citation is 1855.


* By the dispassionate, with evidence.

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