negress negress

Definition(s):

  • (n) a Black woman or girl

Usage(s):

  • In his life Baudelaire achieved fame by publishing Les Fleurs du Mal, by espousing Dandyism, by living with the negress Jeanne Duval.

News

  • Other days

    100 YEARS AGO March 24, 1914 The Arkansas Supreme Court yesterday reversed the finding of the Pulaski Circuit Court giving Mary Hampton, a negress, judgement for $400 damages against the Little Rock Railway and Electric Company. The negress claimed damages on ground that the conductor forced her to move to make room for white people in the front portion of a street car. This act of the conductor ...
    on March 24, 2014     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Quotes

  • ...to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which is the current holder of the painting, Rousseau described the subject of The Sleeping Gypsy in this way: "A wandering Negress, a mandolin player, lies with her jar beside her [a vase with...
    on Feb 4, 2010 By: Jean-Jacques Rousseau Source: JoongAng Daily

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