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Dancing with the Stars | 1938 A African American couple dancing their derrieres off :-) at a Central Avenue nightclub, Los Angeles, 1938. Credit: Los Angeles Times photographic archive, UCLA Library. Copyright Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.

Toddlers & Tiaras | 1899 Full length portrait of an unidentified a young African American girl wearing a formal white princess gown with gloves. Daniel Murray, photographer. 1899

What a striking couple! African American Couple by Black History Album, via Flickr

"Negro" in its denotative meaning is derived from the Coptic word, Negus meaning King. It is a title for emperors of Ethiopia. [Amharic ngus, from Classical Ethiopia ngu, King, ruler, verbal adjective of naga, to rule, become king; see ng in Semitic roots.] DENOTATIVE (d-nt-tv, dn-t) adj. 1. Denoting or naming; designative. 2. Specific or direct: denotative and connotative meanings. #BlackHistory

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African American migrant worker sitting outside of a wagon parked in a sugarcane field somewhere in Louisiana. 1938

Swing Time | 1938 Negro Nite Life on Central Avenue Series, African American clubgoers with couple dancing in Los Angeles, Calif., 1938. Los Angeles Times photographic archive, UCLA Library. Copyright Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library