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Race Absorption

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032320
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039084 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0028
Race Absorption

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This chapter presents the essay, “Race Absorption,” where Fortune put forth his belief that the race problem would ultimately be solved by the absorption of the black population into the “American race.” According to Fortune this process had already begun. There was no longer a Negroid population; there was only an Afro-American population, he argued.

Keywords: race problem; American race; blacks; Afro-American population

Chapter.  4694 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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