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 African American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
African Americans have significantly improved their social and economic standing since the Civil War, and even more so since the Civil Rights Movement, and recent decades have witnessed the expansion of a robust, African American middle class across the United States.
African American culture, especially African American music, is one of the most pervasive cultural influences in the United States today.
Although in the same year African Americans were over-represented among the nation's poor, this was directly related to the disproportionate percentage of African American families headed by single women; such families are collectively poorer, regardless of ethnicity [9].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_American   (3972 words)

  
 UGA African American Studies
African Americans have criticized Washington for what they saw as his overly-deferential attitude to his white benefactors and for his position that university education was basically irrelevant for blacks, who should concentrate on vocational training.
An important part of the curriculum at the Institute for African American Studies is devoted to creative research on the lives and work of prominent African Americans and to placing them within their cultural context.
African Americans have played a vital role in the history and culture of their country since its founding.
www.uga.edu /~iaas/History.html   (5251 words)

  
 Race (United States Census) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
"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.
Nearly seven million Americans identified themselves as members of more than one race in the 2000 census.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_American_(U.S._Census)   (739 words)

  
 AAME : Home
African Americans, Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, Central Americans and South Americans of African descent, as well as Africans and Afro-Caribbeans born in Europe live side by side, each group bringing its specificities, culture, and sense of identity.
Today's 35 million African Americans are heirs to all the migrations that have formed and transformed African America, the United States, and the Western Hemisphere.
It is an invitation to every person of African descent in the United States to revisit their and their families' migrations histories, to determine their roles in the making of African-American and American history.
www.inmotionaame.org /home.cfm   (1109 words)

  
 African American Vernacular English: A brief overview of AAVE
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.
African American Vernacular English: A brief overview of AAVE
www.arches.uga.edu /~bryan/AAVE   (258 words)

  
 African American Museum, Cleveland, Ohio- Main Page
Thus, located in the historical, Hough Community, the African American Museum is a place of learning and a place to experience African and African American culture in the heart of Cleveland.
The African American Museum was founded for the preservation and dissemination of information regarding the contributions of individuals of African descent.
The African American Museum, a vital component of the culture of Cleveland provides enriching, educational enlightenment for all people, from pre-schoolers to senior citizens.
www.aamcleveland.org   (241 words)

  
 African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship
The Library's materials, gathered over the two hundred years of its existence, tell the story of the African American experience through nine chronological periods that document the courage and determination of blacks, faced with adverse circumstances, who overcame immense odds to fully participate in all aspects of American society.
The major presentation in the Jefferson Building, The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, explores black America's quest for equality from the early national period through the twentieth century.
Although they give a comprehensive, rich picture of more than 200 years of African American struggle and achievement, they represent only a rivulet of the collections the Library of Congress holds in this essential part of American history.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aointro.html   (209 words)

  
 World-Wide Web Resources - African American Resources
Images of African Americans from the 19th Century, from "Digital Schomberg" of the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library's Digital Library.
African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, from the Library of Congress' American Memory Project.
African American Warriors, history of the African American soldier, starting with the American Revolution.
www.uky.edu /Subject/africanam.html   (1076 words)

  
 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTING TRADITIONS
Thus by the time that early African American quilting became a tradition in and of itself, it was already a combination of textile traditions.
This tradition is highly recognizable in African American improvisation of European American patterns.
Charms are used in many African and African American religious societies.
xroads.virginia.edu /~UG97/quilt/atrads.html   (791 words)

  
 BCPL African American InfoCenter
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 black experience.
Biographies of African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science.
www.bcplonline.org /centers/aacenter   (1216 words)

  
 Yale > African American Studies > Introduction
African American Studies offers training of special interest to those considering admission to graduate or professional schools and careers in education, journalism, law, business management, city planning, international relations, politics, psychology, publishing, or social work.
The African American Studies program examines, from numerous disciplinary perspectives, the experiences of people of African descent in Black Atlantic societies, including the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Courses in the program explore the innovative, complex, and distinctively African American social structures and cultural traditions that Africans in the diaspora have created.
www.yale.edu /afamstudies   (177 words)

  
 Slang
Slang is sometimes confused with jargon which is the collection of vocabulary specific to a profession: medical terminology for example.
A famous example is Cockney rhyming slang in which, in the simplest case, word and phrases are replaced by a phrase or word that rhymes with it.
Slang is the non-standard use of words in a language and sometimes the creation of new words or importation of words from another language.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/s/sl/slang.html   (177 words)

  
 African American music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
African American music (also called black music, formerly known as race music) is an umbrella term given to a range of musical genres emerging from or influenced by the culture of African Americans, who have long constituted a large ethnic minority of the population of the United States.
The influence of African Americans on mainstream American music began in the 19th century, with the advent of blackface minstrelsy.
African American music was often sanitized for white audiences, who would not have as readily accepted black performers, leading to genres like swing music, a pop-based outgrowth of jazz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_American_music   (1788 words)

  
 CAAM - California African American Museum
The mission of the California African American Museum is to research, collect, preserve and interpret for public enrichment, the history, art and culture of African Americans with emphasis on California and the western United States.
www.caamuseum.org   (170 words)

  
 African American Literature
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.
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.
www.bluefield.wvnet.edu /library/afamlinks.htm   (3550 words)

  
 Recommended African American Web Sites
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.
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.
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.
www.public.iastate.edu /~savega/afr_amer.htm   (2272 words)

  
 UGA African American Studies
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.
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.
www.uga.edu /~iaas   (623 words)

  
 Inventors and Inventions: African-American Inventors - EnchantedLearning.com
Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950) was an American medical doctor and surgeon who started the idea of a blood bank and a system for the long-term preservation of blood plasma (he found that plasma kept longer than whole blood).
Dr. Drew was an American medical doctor and surgeon who started the idea of a blood bank and a system for the long term preservation of blood plasma (he found that plasma kept longer than whole blood).
George Washington Carver (1865?-1943) was an American scientist, educator, humanitarian, and former slave.
www.enchantedlearning.com /inventors/black.shtml   (1207 words)

  
 Cultural Diversity: Eating in America, African-American, HYG-5250-95
Besides all the formal and traditional American occasions and holidays, a large number of African-Americans observe and celebrate Kwanza, an African-American cultural holiday created by Dr. Maulana Karenga of Southern California in 1965.
This fact sheet on the African-American culture is one of a series of nine developed to address cultural diversity in American eating.
The greatest influence on many African-American families is the lifestyle of their parents or grandparents who lived in the southern United States.
ohioline.osu.edu /hyg-fact/5000/5250.html   (933 words)

  
 SULAIR: Research Quick Start Guides: African American Studies
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of African American Studies, relevant titles are often dispersed throughout the general collection depending upon subject matter.
African American Perspectives Pamphlets Page from the Library of Congress.
Women of Color in the United States (Green Library Information Center Z79.U49 R4 1989) concentrates on recent (1975+) scholarly works on African American and other minority women.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/adams/shortcu/afam.html   (2541 words)

  
 African American Labor History Links
African Americans and the American Labor Movement &; by James Gilbert Cassedy, Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration, Summer 1997, vol.
Census Bureau Facts on the Black/African American Population — statistics on the economic and social status of African Americans today.
Earl George — first African American president of a union local in Washington State (ILWU Local 9); helped found the National Negro Labor Council in 1951.
www.afscme.org /about/aframlink.htm   (1335 words)

  
 African American studies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
African American studies, or Black studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of the history, culture, and politics of African Americans.
The creation of programs and departments in Black studies was a common demand of protests and sit-ins by minority students and their allies, who felt that their cultures and interests were underserved by the traditional academic structures.
The Department of Black Studies was created at San Francisco State in September of 1968 and gained official status at the end of the five-months strike in the spring of 1969.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_American_studies   (194 words)

  
 African American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From its music and dance, to speech, demeanor, and foodways, African American culture bears the strong imprint of West Africa, particularly in rural portions of the Deep South and Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina.
African Americans significantly have improved their social and economic standing since the Civil Rights Movement, and recent decades have witnessed the expansion of a robust, African American middle class across the United States.
The desperate conditions of African Americans in the South that sparked the Great Migration of the early 20th century, combined with a growing African American intellectual and cultural elite in the Northern United States, led to a movement to fight violence and discrimination against African Americans that, like abolitionism before it, crossed racial lines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_American   (3187 words)

  
 African American literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
African American literature tends to focus on themes of interest to Black people, such as the role of African Americans within the larger American society and issues such as African American culture, racism, religion, slavery, freedom, and equality.
African Americans are also represented in the genre of science fiction, with Samuel R. Delany, Octavia E. Butler, Steven Barnes, and Nalo Hopkinson being just a few of the well-known authors.
Among the themes and issues explored in African American literature are the role of African Americans within the larger American society, African American culture, racism, slavery, and equality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_American_literature   (4971 words)

  
 African American Vernacular English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The belief underlying Ebonics education is that African American students would perform better in school and more easily learn standard American English, if textbooks and teachers acknowledged that AAVE was not a substandard version of standard American English, but a legitimate speech variety with its own grammatical rules and pronunciational norms.
African American Vernacular English (AAVE), known colloquially as Ebonics, also called Black English, Black Vernacular or Black English Vernacular, is a dialect and ethnolect of American English.
In certain African tribal groups, such as those in east Cameroon, there are varieties of Black English that show strong resemblances to the creole dialects in the U.S. documented during this time period.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African-American_Vernacular_English   (4971 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: African American
African American culture is an amalgam of influences, the most persistent of which has been the cultural imprint of Africa.
African American studies, or Black studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of the history, culture, and politics of African Americans.
The desperate conditions of African Americans in the South that sparked the Great Migration of the early 20th century, combined with a growing African American intellectual and cultural elite in the Northern United States, led to a strengthening movement to fight violence and discrimination against African Americans.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/African-American   (4971 words)

  
 African American Resources - Black Studies - Social Studies- History
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE This site will guide you to the essentials of the African American culture.
PAMPHLET COLLECTION-Covering African American history and culture from early 19th through the early 20th centuries.
AFRICAN AMERICANS-In the U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Maritime Service.
blackquest.com /link.htm   (336 words)

  
 African-American Odyssey
When Jackie Robinson took the field as a Brooklyn Dodger in 1947, he became the first African American to play major league baseball in the twentieth century.
Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860 contains just over a hundred pamphlets and books (published between 1772 and 1889) concerning the difficult and troubling experiences of African and African-American slaves in the American colonies and the United States.
The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/aaohtml/aohome.html   (895 words)

  
 LSU Libraries - African-Americana
An exhibit prepared by Mitchell C. Brown of African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering.
Publishes essays on African American literature, theatre, film, the visual arts and culture generally; interviews, poetry, fiction and book reviews.
A large collection of African American resources covering many subjects.
www.lib.lsu.edu /hum/african.html   (795 words)

  
 African American Writers
African American Women Writers of the 19th century New York Public Library Digital Library Collection.
A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.
African American authors arranged chronologically from 1746 to 1990.
www.mtsu.edu /~vvesper/afam.html   (3235 words)

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