African American

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37,000,000 [1]
(~12% of the US population)
Non-Hispanic Black
36,701,103 [1]
Black Hispanic
884,947 [1]

American English · African American Vernacular English · recent immigrants and its children speak Caribbean English · Spanish · French · Brazilian Portuguese · Haitian Creole · African languages

Majority: Protestantism
Minority: Catholicism · Islam · Judaism

Other Afro-American peoples of the Americas
(especially Anglophones)

African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans, and formerly as American Negroes) are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa.[2] In the United States, the terms are generally used for Americans with at least partial Sub-Saharan African ancestry. Most African Americans are the direct descendants of captive Africans who survived the slavery era within the boundaries of the present United States, although some are—or are descended from—immigrants from African, Caribbean, Central American or South American nations.[3] As an adjective, the term is usually spelled African-American.[4]

African-American history starts in the 17th century with indentured servitude in the American colonies and progresses onto the election of Barack Obama as the 44th and current President of the United States. Between those landmarks there were other events and issues, both resolved and ongoing, that were faced by African Americans. Some of these were slavery, reconstruction, development of the African-American community, participation in the great military conflicts of the United States, racial segregation, and the Civil Rights Movement. African Americans make up the single largest racial minority in the United States and form the second largest racial group after whites in the United States.[5]

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