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  Welcome to African American Images Website
While the author acknowledges America has a health problem, African Americans are dying in record numbers to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, What is more tragic is that it is occurring in earlier ages, many African American women will spend the last two decades of their lives as widows.
African Americans are described as caught in the throes of intractable disparity in America.
African American Images 1909 West 95th Street Chicago, IL 60643 1-800-552-1991 VOICES FOR THE FUTURE BOB LAW Voices For The Future is written by one of the most respected radio talk show hosts in the country.
www.africanamericanimages.com   (0 words)

 African American History
American Memory collection of more than 2,300 first person accounts of slavery plus 500 photographs.
This project produced by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition is a collection of primary documents from the 17th century to the present "about the shared history of African Americans and Irish Americans." Also see the center's archive of more than 200 digitized items dealing with African American history.
Artifacts are from the 19th and 20th centuries and depict African American heritage in the Midwest and the World." Focus on African Americans in Missouri.
www.lib.washington.edu /subject/History/tm/black.html   (0 words)

 JSTOR: African American Review
As the official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association, the quarterly journal
promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives on African American literature and culture.
Currently, the journal prints essays on African American literature, theatre, film, the visual arts, and culture generally; interviews; poetry; fiction; and book reviews.
www.jstor.org /journals/10624783.html   (142 words)

  Institute for African American Studies
It is dedicated to the production of creative research on the achievements of African Americans and to exciting instruction for a diverse community of thinkers.
The primary objective of an African American studies curriculum, regardless of race or color, is education for positive and productive citizenship.
UGA's Institute for African American Studies boasts a renowned faculty who have published scores of books and critical articles, earned numerous awards in research and teaching, and have proved themselves influential in African American studies and in their own areas of traditional scholarship.
www.uga.edu /~iaas   (603 words)

  African American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The collective economic status of African Americans is a matter of contentious debate, with statistics simultaneously suggesting both the residual effects of historical marginalization and sustained progress for large sections of the population in the United States, and the greater affluence of the group when compared to populations outside of the United States.
African American music is one of the most pervasive African American cultural influences in the United States today and is among the most dominant in mainstream popular music.
The term African American is preferred by many because although the historical national origin of the majority of fl Americans is not traceable, the continent of Africa provides a geographic point of origin and a descriptive term of themselves.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_American   (9110 words)

 African American History - MSN Encarta
African American History or Black American History, a history of fl people in the United States from their arrival in the Americas in the 15th century until the present day.
Africans and their descendants have been a part of the story of the Americas at least since the late 1400s.
Africans were confined for two to three months in irons in the hold of a slave ship during the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean called the Middle Passage.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761595158/African_American_History.html   (823 words)

 Race (United States Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because of these changes, the Census 2000 data on race are not directly comparable with data from the 1990 census or earlier censuses.
"The term Black or African American refers to people having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa." It includes people who indicated their race or races as "Black, African Am., or wrote in entries such as African American, Afro American, Nigerian, or West Indian.
Respondents who provided write-in entries such as South African, Belizean, of a Hispanic origin (for example, Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Cuban), or even "American" are included in the "Some other race" category.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_American_(U.S._Census)   (799 words)

 CMMR: African-American Resources
African American Male Research aims to provide, consistent, and incisive analysis of the social, economic, and political conditions surrounding the African American male.
The Archives of African American Music and Culture is a center devoted to the research and study of African American music and culture.
African American chemists, biologists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians have contributed in both large and small ways that can be overlooked when chronicling the history of science.
www-rcf.usc.edu /~cmmr/African_American.html   (2905 words)

 CMMR: African-American Resources
African American Male Research aims to provide, consistent, and incisive analysis of the social, economic, and political conditions surrounding the African American male.
The Archives of African American Music and Culture is a center devoted to the research and study of African American music and culture.
African American chemists, biologists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians have contributed in both large and small ways that can be overlooked when chronicling the history of science.
www-bcf.usc.edu /~cmmr/African_American.html   (2905 words)

 African American Vernacular English: A brief overview of AAVE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
AAVE is a form of American English spoken primarily by African Americans.
To be able to communicate in some fashion they developed a pidgin by applying English and some West African vocabulary to the familiar grammar rules of their native tongue.
This pidgin was passed on to future generations, and as soon as it became the primary language of it's speakers it is classified as a creole.
www.arches.uga.edu /~bryan/AAVE   (258 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 Poetry - African American Literature
Dunbar was the most famous African American poet, and one of the most famous American poets, of his time.
Although Dunbar felt his best work was his poetry in standard English, he was celebrated almost exclusively for his folk poetry about African Americans written in dialect—the "jingle in a broken tongue." His identification with dialect poetry disappointed him during his lifetime and alienated some later African American readers.
Harper was also the first African American woman to publish a short story.
www.africanaonline.com /poetry.htm   (0 words)

 Boston African American National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)
Boston African American National Historic Site is comprised of the largest area of pre-Civil War fl owned structures in the U.S. It has roughly two dozen sites on the north face of Beacon Hill.
These historic buildings were homes, businesses, schools, and churches of a thriving fl community that, in the face of great opposition, fought the forces of slavery and inequality.
Public restrooms are located in the Museum of African American History (Abiel Smith School).
www.nps.gov /boaf   (0 words)

 Recommended African American Web Sites
Annotated list of authoritative and scholarly African American websites, with an emphasis on sites with large collections of links elsewhere, educational sites and research centers, organizations and associations, selected e-journals, and discussion groups.
One of the first African American digital resources developed by the Library of Congress, this online resource guide presents long full-text and occasionally illustrated essays on topics such as abolition, migration, the WPA, and colonization, Liberia, and the American Colonization Society.
One of the oldest African American megasites that had as its purpose the collection of all relevant websites on topics such as education, art and entertainment, the diaspora, history, student and professional organizations, and literature.
www.public.iastate.edu /~savega/afr_amer.htm   (2272 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.
American Memory is a searchable collection with documents, photographs, maps, sound, and film clips.
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)

 BCPL African American InfoCenter
The African American artists' quest for creative recognition in their chosen art forms: sculptor, painter, photographer, illustrator, and more.
Biographies of African Americans who are responsible for either inventing or improving upon the invention of a wide variety of items.
Included are films which have substantial participation by African Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants, as well as those which depict some aspect of fl experience.
www.bcplonline.org /centers/aacenter   (1273 words)

 Program in African American Studies
Courses in African American and Diaspora Studies will allow you to better grapple with the ideas of plurality and diversity in our multicultural and multiethnic society; such ideas and ideals are integral to understanding today’s complex global realities.
The contributions of people of African descent are considerable human achievements in the areas of literature, philosophy, science, music, politics, and visual culture.
Concentrators in African American and Diaspora Studies go on to pursue Graduate Studies in a variety of fields as well as careers in government, journalism, business, law, K-12 and post-secondary education, engineering and public service.
sitemason.vanderbilt.edu /aframst   (302 words)

 SCGenWeb - African American Research
It focuses on the diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and ex-slave narratives of relatively inaccessible populations: women, African Americans, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans.
Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia
The author explores the changing lifestyle of African Americans on the Sea Island of South Carolina and Georgia.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Hills/3837/AfricanAmerican.html   (772 words)

 Cyndi's List - African-American
The largest rural African American settlement of freed and newly free slaves in the state of Wisconsin.
The current version of the CWSS is a new presentation of the names and regimental histories of the African American units in the Union Army.
In researching his family history, the author discovered many African American families whose freedom had been established from the first or second generation after arrival—families that had lived and worked in America for over 200 years BEFORE the Civil War.
www.cyndislist.com /african.htm   (5061 words)

 Genealogists/Family Historians - African American Research
African American historical research can be undertaken in both military and civilian records; however, the documentation is scattered through a variety of correspondence of government and private citizens and government reports.
Records of the American Revolution and the War of 1812 are filled with the services of African Americans.
These records are an extremely rich source of documentation for the African American family historian seeking to "bridge the gap" for the transitional period from slavery to freedom, and may provide considerable personal data about the African American family and community.
www.archives.gov /genealogy/heritage/african-american   (1145 words)

 USCCB - Secretariat for African American Catholics
The Secretariat for African American Catholics is the official voice of the African American Catholic community.
The primary task of the USCCB Secretariat for African American Catholics is to provide support for the Bishops’ Committee for African American Catholics.
It aims to articulate the socio-cultural dimension of the African American Catholic community and identify or create resources that would allow for an authentic integration of the richness of the African American Catholic culture and the Catholic Church in the United States.
www.usccb.org /saac   (153 words)

 African American definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
African American has largely supplanted fl in health matters.
It might be limited to Africans who have immigrated to America or to people born to one African and one American parent.
Some have argued that the term African American should refer only to the descendents of slaves brought from Africa to America.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=38705   (249 words)

 AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He is best known as a collagist, which often reflected his southern background, and always reflected his African American heritage.
His paintings, such as "Slave Lynching," tend to be simple and direct, leading the viewer to see a direct and obvious statement that is often a commentary on society.
And although he was not a true primitive painter, his religious paintings, such as "Mt. Calvery," reflected his interest in African and European primitive art.
usc.edu /isd/archives/ethnicstudies/africanamerican/black_artists.html   (543 words)

 African American Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
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.
Although the journal is meant to promote new writing and younger writers, the editors are also mindful of their debt to African American literary elders, and include material by and about them.
www.bluefield.wvnet.edu /library/afamlinks.htm   (3422 words)

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