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  African Roots Of African-American Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
African Americans searching for the African roots of their culture should begin by understanding that only about five percent of between 11 and 12 million enslaved Africans were brought to North America or to the United States.
The majority of the ancestors of African Americans, it seems, came from a part of Africa bounded by the river Senegal in the North and by Angola in the South.
In America the cultural presence of native Africans was very weak, because from the eighteenth century, the African population becomes a Creole population, a home grown population whose linkage and ties to Africa became less and less strong.
www.black-collegian.com /issues/1998-12/africanroots12.shtml   (2219 words)

  African American culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
African religious practices, considered "heathen", were strictly forbidden, and drums were outlawed for fear that the talking drum would be used by slaves to communicate over distances to plot rebellions.
Other African Americans continue the centuries old practice of Voodoo, or Vodun, a heavily syncretic melding of elements of Catholicism and the Yoruba and Akan religions of Nigeria and Ghana, the points of origin of many of their ancestors.
African American scholar and activist "Maulana" Ron Karenga invented the festival of Kwanzaa in 1966, as an alternative to the increasing commercialization of Christmas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_American_culture   (2143 words)

 African American Culture, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Resource Guide
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture (formerly known as the African American Cultural Center of Greater Pittsburgh) is a not-for-profit organization that presents performing, visual and education programs that celebrate the contributions of African Americans within the region and the impact of cultural expression from Africa to the African Diaspora.
UMOJA is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of African culture through the public performance of authentic traditional and neo-traditional music, dancing, and storytelling, and through demonstrations and educational lectures and workshops in African heritage, culture, and arts.
Founded in 1976, The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is dedicated to collecting preserving and interpreting the material and intellectual culture of African Americans in Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Americas.
www.clpgh.org /subject/afroamericans/culture.html   (701 words)

 ALA | African American culture
Since African American Studies (or Black Studies or Afro-American Studies) has been an established academic discipline at dozens of institutions since the late 1960s, we were confident we would quickly be overrun with quality sites.
We would emphasize that no cultural group should be seen in monolithic terms and we have attempted to include sites that represent views along the political and ideological spectra.
The African-American counterpart to the American Bar Association, the NBA was in the news last summer for inviting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to address their annual conference.
www.ala.org /ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues1999/january1/africanamerican.htm   (2471 words)

 Cherish African-American Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
More than a century old, Annapolis' Mt. Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church, with its elaborate rose stained-glass window is now the home of the Banneker-Douglass Museum, named for two of Maryland's most famous African-Americans (scientist Benjamin Banneker and statesman Frederick Douglass).
The nearby Howard County Center of African-American Culture concentrates on local and regional history and artifacts.
African Americans played a major role in Baltimore's growth, both before and after emancipation.
www.mdisfun.org /planning_a_md_visit/rtt_african_american_culture.asp   (548 words)

 American University Library - African American History, Culture and Current Issues Mediagraphy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In this film, Riggs meets a cross-section of African Americans grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contradictory definitions of flness.
In the early part of the century, thousands of African Americans migrated from the rural South in search of a better life in the northern industrial cities.
The history of African American dance; emphasizes the role that African-American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance as an American form of art.
www.library.american.edu /subject/media/african_american.html   (7082 words)

 African American Culture - Reparations for African American Slavery
For many years, African Americans have had to endure history classes that told them white people accomplished great things, yet their own people were mere slaves.
After the "abolition" of slavery, many African Americans had to enter "free" society without the benefits of their parent's nurturing and teaching, and without positive examples of family structures.
One of the most common arguments against the offering of reparations for African American slavery is, the claim that all of the people affected by slavery, as well as all of the people responsible for slavery, are dead.
www.straightblack.com /culture/African-American-Articles/African-American-Slavery-Reparations.html   (2520 words)

 African American Culture
The African continent is still full of Africans, and while the AIDS epidemic has wiped out my generation from many areas, if not completely, drugs are making it possible to live with the disease and educational programs on alternative means of sex is being attempted.
The truth is both the Americans and Germans were under the false notion of purity of blood, that the races must be kept seperate.
Culture is constantly changing, it is not a static thing to be kept under a glass frame.
members.tripod.com /~Octavius/culture.htm   (853 words)

 WowEssays.com - African American Culture
African American Culture Culture is not a fixed phenomenon, nor is it the same in all places or to all people.
African American culture is both part of and distinct from American culture.
Although many African Americans share some culture similarities with those of the dominant culture, there are some aspects of their culture from the dominant ancestry of sub-Saharan West Africa in which they have retained.
www.wowessays.com /dbase/af5/mrh17.shtml   (973 words)

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African American folklore can be traced to the root of many of the strengths in present day African American culture and literature.
African American folktales have origins rooted in West African literary and cultural forms of expression.
When Africans were taken from their homeland and brought to America as slaves, they...
www.lycos.com /info/african-american-culture.html   (553 words)

 African American Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
African kings and merchants sold them first to the people of Europe and later to people of states.
These Africans had been captured in their "mother land" by Africans of other tribes, often with a struggle and sometimes the outcome being suicide as a means of escape.
Among the many ways thatthe African culture has contributed to America is the will to be free and the rights to life, liberty, and, property.
journals.aol.com /all4culture/All4Culture/entries/2005/12/27/african-american-culture/507   (548 words)

 African American Culture
As far as the education of African Americans is concerned, there was also an enormous imbalance in facilities, teacher salaries, length of school terms and operating budgets, which made it difficult to maintain adequate schools.
African Americans had in fact a crucial influence on the cultural heritage in the Delta region.
There is a diversity of contributions African Americans made to the region’s, as well as to the national heritage, for instance in art, literature, science, technology, architecture.
www.bradley.edu /las/eng/lotm/kingcotton/african.htm   (636 words)

 Powell's Books - The Hip Hop Generation: The Crisis in African American Culture by Bakari Kitwana
Their historical significance is tremendous, but until now there has been no in-depth study of the African American youth who are making this important chapter in our nation's history.
Will they as Fanon said: 'speak and assume a culture and bear responsibility for a civilization?' Will they realize as Chuck D realized that he was 'a voice that people listened to,' so he realized that he 'had to fill his voice with something of substance?' This book is full of substance.
Here he argues that the essence of today's Black youth culture lies much deeper than the basic elements of hip- hop culture, and looks beyond the music, break dancing, graffiti, dj- ing, style, and attitude to find the seeds of the next generation's struggle against racism in the US.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-0465029787-0   (927 words)

 Africanisms in African-American Material Culture: An Annotated Bibliography by Marie Turner Wright   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
African House, the original structure on the plantation is now called Yucca, because of the spear like plant that grows near it.
African slaves once brought to the Panhandle to work on plantations, made baskets to hold cotton picked from the fields." (107 p.) Baskets were woven to use for church collections.
Africans, brought to South Carolina during the 17th and 18th centuries as slaves, were primarily responsible for South Carolina's rice growing industry.
www.ulib.iupui.edu /subjectareas/aas/survivals.html   (6975 words)

 Lisa B.
The African American will discuss with the students African American food and where he or she finds food to prepare their African American dishes.
The African American can also bring in some of their favorite recipes for the students to use.
The teacher will play some African American music and ask the students if they can identify the instruments that are used in the music.
www.courses.dsu.edu /eled360/publish/lisab.htm   (4301 words)

 African American Resources
The mission of the National Urban League is to assist African Americans in the achievement of social and economic equality.
African Americans in the service of their country through military service are honored here.
Information on several important African American poets is offered here, with brief essays and examples of their poetry, along with a picture of the poet.
melvil.chicousd.org /afri.html   (1912 words)

 African American Culture Through Oral Tradition
The term "folklore" emerged in the 19th century as African Americans began their national quest for an independent language, a separate history, and a representative literature, along with a special folklore.
Due to the intense oppression and segregation which African Americans were subjected during slavery, it is quite clear why much of what they brought from their native lands was retained.
Because African American slaves were neglected the rights to read or write, many of their traditions were forced to be passed down orally.
www.gwu.edu /~e73afram/ag-am-mp.html   (3044 words)

 Pop City - Celebrating African American Culture
Chosen from 16 candidates in a national design competition, Williams is principal with the San Francisco-based architecture firm Perkins+Will, and is one of a few African American architects working in the field of civic buildings and cultural facilities.
She noted that many forms of African American cultural expression, from gospel to hip hop, are interdisciplinary by nature.
In 2002, the African American Cultural Center of Greater Pittsburgh (AACC) was incorporated as a non-profit organization and it now resides in the Regional Enterprise Tower downtown until the new building opens.
www.popcitymedia.com /features/aa.aspx   (1049 words)

 African-American Culture: traditional gospel music
African Americans are a deeply spiritual people as are many who have been the underdogs of society.
Finally as an Irish American I'm sure that you know of the need to cling to religion and spirituality in your native land as so many people during the same time of slavery were improverished and badly treated.
Many Irish were sent over as indentured servants and shared some of the fate of the African American slaves until they could secure their freedom.
en.allexperts.com /q/African-American-Culture-2587/traditional-gospel-music.htm   (947 words)

 African American Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Contains links to electronic texts by notable African American writers, as well as teacher resource guides that may include writer biographies, discussions of their works, and samples of their writing.
Links that present "bibliographical information on cultural workers working in such areas as Black literary criticism, Black popular culture, critical race theory and film theory." Valuable because it introduces writers in the nonfiction realm, who are of lesser celebrity than the novelists and poets of other literary sites.
Includes "A Brief history of African Americans in West Virginia," "A Timeline of West Virginia African American History," "African Americans in the Counties of Present Day West Virginia in 1860," "Biographies of Prominent African Americans in West Virginia," and "History of the American Negro: Vol.
www.bluefield.wvnet.edu /library/afamlinks.htm   (3422 words)

 African American Culture
African Americans were very much involved in the production of cotton.
African Elements in American Culture pointing out specific ways in which African culture has influenced American culture.
African American History for kids on the official Web site for Chicago Public Library (CPL)--the Harold Washington Library Center is the Main Library for CPL. one stopmust stop for African American artmusicand culture.
www.monna.com /art/Cultures/African_American_Culture   (841 words)

 African American Culture
African American Women Confront the West is the first major historical anthology on the topic.
Dickson D. Bruce argues that contrary to prevailing perceptions of African American voices as silenced and excluded from American history, those voices were loud and clear.
Dunbar, introduced to the American public by William Dean Howells, who reviewed Dunbar for Harper's magazine in 1896, was the first African American poet to achieve national and international fame.
www.wordtrade.com /history/america/blackamiR.htm   (1298 words)

 Black History Month
In 1926, Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson and other African American and white scholars, launched "Negro History Week" so that Americans could reflect on the history and contributions of African Americans.
In the 1970s, the celebration of African American history was expanded to include the entire month of February.
African countries have their own national holidays at various times throughout the year.
www.dltk-kids.com /crafts/black_history_month.htm   (345 words)

 Iowa Commission on the Status of African Americans
Founded by two freed slaves with a historical mission to create an educated class of African Americans in the south, Talladega is still leading this charge with an eye on building its endowment and improving its programs.
With the university's predominantly African American population significantly changing, activists are challenging North Carolina legislators who want to change the school's name to The University of North Carolina at Fayetteville, fearing the school will lose its HBCU heritage.
Established as a teachers training college in 1895 for African Americans, Bluefield State College is now a racially diverse campus that offers instruction in several fields and both associates and bachelors degrees.
www.state.ia.us /government/dhr/saa/AA_culture/index.html   (2878 words)

 African American Culture & History
Free access to entries from several Gale databases, including biographies of famous African Americans, a timeline, activities, and a quiz.
African American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture
Covers four major themes in African American history - Colonization, Abolition, Migrations, and the WPA - with images of original source materials such as photographs, maps, and documents.
www.stpaul.lib.mn.us /weblinks/african-american.html   (796 words)

 African American Culture
The Daniel A. Murray Pamphlet Collection presents a panoramic and eclectic review of African-American history and culture, spanning almost one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material published between 1875 and 1900.
These former slaves traveled to Liberia with the assistance of the American Colonization Society, an organization formed in 1817 to help free fls and emancipated slaves establish a new life in the recently founded Liberia.
Particularly significant in this collection are the visual depictions of African Americans which provide much information about racial attitudes over the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
dept.kent.edu /AmericanStudies/african_american_culture.htm   (933 words)

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