This chapter presents the article “The Afro-American,” where Fortune explained his use of the term “Afro-American,” which, he explained, included anyone of African origin who was “not ashamed of his race,” over “Negro”, or “colored” as a designation for the race. The purpose of writing the article was to respond to a piece written by Senator John T. Morgan of Alabama in which he referred to the term “Afro-American” as a reference exclusively used for mulattoes. Fortune took the opportunity to correct the senator and also to address fully the issue of the mixing of the races, a problem that, Fortune explained, was on the hands of the southern white man. Fortune also addressed the issue of social privileges and civil rights.
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