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"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

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ African American Mother and her beautiful little family. I adore this portrait - it's one of my favourites!

African American historic places

Four African American Men during U.S. Civil War.... ***Read the article. I'm so naive at times...

Full length portrait, young AFrican American girl standing by a tassled chair, holding doll and handle of baby doll carriage, ca. 1870. Randolph L. Simpson African-American collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Vintage African American photography ♥

The Chatham Railroad Museum in Massachusetts was built in 1887 in the Railroad Gothic style. Credit: Thomas Kelley, Flickr