Investigates the evolution of race appellations for American Blacks, both in terms of dominant (white) group labeling and in terms of self-reference. The shift from "black" to "colored" to "Negro" to "Black" and finally to "African-American" is examined in detail. Considers the social forces involved in these shifts in appellation as well as the social consequences of such changes. 19 pages, 42 footnotes, 22 bibliographic sources.
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