What’s In a Name? From “N-Word” to African-American


February 2-5, 2015 In my lifetime (61 years), I have gone from being “Colored” to “Negro” to “N-Word” to Black to African-American. How did I get here? When I was growing up, my paternal grandmother and step-grandfather always referred to themselves as “Colored.” In contrast, my maternal grandparents—especially my grandfather—preferred the term “Negro.” All of … More What’s In a Name? From “N-Word” to African-American