negroes negroes  /ˈni ɡroʊz/


  1. (n) a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
  2. (adj) relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair


  1. 'Someone Knows My Name' Bestseller Being Adapted as Miniseries for BET

    By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES ( - Lawrence Hill's bestseller "Someone Knows My Name" is coming to the small screen, in a big way. Originally published in Canada as "The Book of Negroes," the 2007 novel is being adapted into a miniseries that will air on BET in America and CBC in Canada, under its original title. Shooting begins in South Africa in the fall. Clement Virgo ("The Wire" is ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. BET Adapting Controversial ‘Book of Negroes’ into Miniseries

    *The controversial Lawrence Hill novel The Book of Negroes will be adapted into a miniseries for BET in the U.S. and the CBC in Canada, after earlier plans for a big-screen adaptation fell through. Canadian producer Conquering Lion Pictures initially optioned the film rights to the award-winning novel in 2009, with Clement Virgo on board [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EURweb


  1. But Jackson, who was appointed Florida's military governor as it became a territory, warned it would continue to "be a receptacle for rogues, murderers, and runaway Negroes" if more military campaigns weren't waged.
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Andrew Jackson Source:

  2. "Even if we pass this bill, the battle will not be over," Johnson said that night. "What happened in Selma is part of a far larger movement which reaches into every section and state of America. It is the effort of American Negroes to secure...
    on Jan 19, 2008 By: Lyndon Johnson Source: (subscription)

  3. In an 1855 letter to his Springfield friend Joshua Speed, Lincoln wrote, "I am not a Know Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can anyone who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people?. . .When the...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Abraham Lincoln Source: History News Network

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