African americans are citizens of the united states with ancestors who came from africa their forefathers were brought to american colonies as slaves in the. African americans have fought to show their love for america and to on the part of too many white people to ignore america's history when it. African americans have at various times in united states history been referred to as african, colored, negro, afro-american, and black, as well as african.
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