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Colored?

Though the rest of the country was just decade or so from “African-American,” as late as 1975, the term “colored” was ordinary enough that it appeared unselfconsciously in want ads placed in the Wilson Daily Times.

WDT 8 5 1971

Wilson Daily Times, 5 August 1971.

WDT 3 20 1975

Wilson Daily Times, 20 March 1975.