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Ne·gro

(nā'grō),
Camillo, Italian neurologist, 1861-1927. See: Negro phenomenon.
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I found quickly the negroes wished to eat the flesh of this creature, so I was willing to have them take it as a favour from me; which, when I made signs to them that they might take him, they were very thankful for.
I was now furnished with roots and corn, such as it was, and water; and leaving my friendly negroes, I made forward for about eleven days more, without offering to go near the shore, till I saw the land run out a great length into the sea, at about the distance of four or five leagues before me; and the sea being very calm, I kept a large offing to make this point.
I jumped out of the cabin, and immediately saw, not only the ship, but that it was a Portuguese ship; and, as I thought, was bound to the coast of Guinea, for negroes.
Salvador, which was our port; and that, in my discourses among them, I had frequently given them an account of my two voyages to the coast of Guinea: the manner of trading with the negroes there, and how easy it was to purchase upon the coast for trifles - such as beads, toys, knives, scissors, hatchets, bits of glass, and the like - not only gold-dust, Guinea grains, elephants' teeth, &c.
They listened always very attentively to my discourses on these heads, but especially to that part which related to the buying of negroes, which was a trade at that time, not only not far entered into, but, as far as it was, had been carried on by assientos, or permission of the kings of Spain and Portugal, and engrossed in the public stock: so that few negroes were bought, and these excessively dear.
We had on board no large cargo of goods, except of such toys as were fit for our trade with the negroes, such as beads, bits of glass, shells, and other trifles, especially little looking-glasses, knives, scissors, hatchets, and the like.
This periodization, however, primarily identifies active writers during the New Negro era rather than writers participating in a literary movement among New Negroes (1975, xxi-xxiv).
After such ordinances have been introduced it is always difficult, in the present state of public opinion in the South to have any considerable body of white people oppose them, because their attitude is likely to be misrepresented as favoring Negroes against white people.
THERE are among Negroes several conflicting schools of thought, each convinced it possesses the only real remedy for the ills of social ostracism, political disfranchisement, educational inequality and economic discrimination.
In his report to Mayor Mahool asserting the constitutionality of the Ordinance, for example, City Solicitor Edgar Allen Poe maintained that "it cannot be denied at this late day that one of the greatest problems that confronts the Southern States is the negro problem" and referred readers to "irrefutable facts, well-known conditions, inherent personal characteristics and ineradicable traits of character peculiar to the races, close association on a footing of absolute equality is utterly impossible between them, wherever negroes exist in large numbers in a white community, and invariably leads to irritation, friction, disorder, and strife.
You know you are a complete fraud and a greater liability to all of us Negroes.
In this field lies the seed for much of the social maladjustment noted in subsequent discussions, for the foreign-born Negro brings into the American picture skills and experiences for which little or no opportunity is provided for Negroes in the United States save in the limited occupational field of racial services.