Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Contains 2,200 entries that provide information about African-American history, arranged alphabetically, and featuring a large number of biographies, as well as information about places, events, historical eras, legal cases, cultural ...

Author: Jack Salzman

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0028973658

Category: African Americans

Page: 3203

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Contains 2,200 entries that provide information about African-American history, arranged alphabetically, and featuring a large number of biographies, as well as information about places, events, historical eras, legal cases, cultural achievements, professions, and sports.
Categories: African Americans

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Contains primary source material.

Author: Colin A. Palmer

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120975037

Category: African Americans

Page: 2746

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Contains primary source material.
Categories: African Americans

History and Memory in African American Culture

History and Memory in African American Culture

In this volume, a group of leading scholars has come together to examine the role of historical consciousness and imagination in African-American culture.

Author: Genevieve Fabre

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019802455X

Category: Social Science

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As Nathan Huggins once stated, altering American history to account fully for the nation's black voices would change the tone and meaning--the frame and the substance--of the entire story. Rather than a sort of Pilgrim's Progress tale of bold ascent and triumph, American history with the black parts told in full would be transmuted into an existential tragedy, closer, Huggins said, to Sartre's No Exit than to the vision of life in Bunyan. The relation between memory and history has received increasing attention both from historians and from literary critics. In this volume, a group of leading scholars has come together to examine the role of historical consciousness and imagination in African-American culture. The result is a complex picture of the dynamic ways in which African-American historical identity constantly invents and transmits itself in literature, art, oral documents, and performances. Each of the scholars represented has chosen a different "site of memory"--from a variety of historical and geographical points, and from different ideological, theoretical, and artistic perspectives. Yet the book is unified by a common concern with the construction of an emerging African-American cultural memory. The renowned group of contributors, including Hazel Carby, Werner Sollors, V?v? Clark, Catherine Clinton, and Nellie McKay, among others, consists of participants of the five-year series of conferences at the DuBois Institute at Harvard University, from which this collection originated. Conducted under the leadership of Genevi?ve Fabre, Melvin Dixon, and the late Nathan Huggins, the conferences--and as a result, this book--represent something of a cultural moment themselves, and scholars and students of American and African-American literature and history will be richer as a result.
Categories: Social Science

African American Culture and History

African American Culture and History

Includes primary source documents, timeline, photographs and illustrations, and over 1200 biographies. Can be searched by keyword, subject term, or time period; hyperlinks provide connections to related articles.

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Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference

ISBN: 0028653645

Category: Reference

Page: 408

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Includes primary source documents, timeline, photographs and illustrations, and over 1200 biographies. Can be searched by keyword, subject term, or time period; hyperlinks provide connections to related articles.
Categories: Reference

African American Culture and History

African American Culture and History

Uses articles, first-person accounts, stories, and references to popular culture to chronicle the history of African-Americans from 1619 to the present.

Author: Jack Salzman

Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference

ISBN: 0028655338

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 1082

View: 978

Uses articles, first-person accounts, stories, and references to popular culture to chronicle the history of African-Americans from 1619 to the present.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

African American Culture

African American Culture

Learn what makes the African-American culture so unique.

Author: Darice Bailer

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781629686721

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 236

Learn what makes the African-American culture so unique. Also learn what African-Americans have contributed to America throughout history and today through music, the arts, fashion, religion, politics, and beyond. This title offers primary sources, Fast facts and sidebars, prompts and activities, and more. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites

Interpreting African American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites

In this landmark guide, nearly two dozen essays by scholars, educators, and museum leaders suggest the next steps in the interpretation of African American history and culture from the colonial period to the twentieth century at history ...

Author: Max A. van Balgooy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759122802

Category: History

Page: 210

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In this landmark guide, nearly two dozen essays by scholars, educators, and museum leaders suggest the next steps in the interpretation of African American history and culture from the colonial period to the twentieth century at history museums and historic sites. This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. Case studies of exhibitions, tours, and school programs from around the country provide practical inspiration, including photographs of projects and examples of exhibit label text. Highlights include: Amanda Seymour discusses the prevalence of "false nostalgia" at the homes of the first five presidents and offers practical solutions to create a more inclusive, nuanced history. Dr. Bernard Powers reveals that African American church records are a rich but often overlooked source for developing a more complete portrayal of individuals and communities. Dr. David Young, executive director of Cliveden, uses his experience in reinterpreting this National Historic Landmark to identify four ways that people respond to a history that has been too often untold, ignored, or appropriated—and how museums and historic sites can constructively respond. Dr. Matthew Pinsker explains that historic sites may be missing a huge opportunity in telling the story of freedom and emancipation by focusing on the underground railroad rather than its much bigger "upper-ground" counterpart. Martha Katz-Hyman tackles the challenges of interpreting the material culture of both enslaved and free African Americans in the years before the Civil War by discussing the furnishing of period rooms. Dr. Benjamin Filene describes three "micro-public history" projects that lead to new ways of understanding the past, handling source limitations, building partnerships, and reaching audiences. Andrea Jones shares her approach for engaging students through historical simulations based on the "Fight for Your Rights" school program at the Atlanta History Center. A exhibit on African American Vietnam War veterans at the Heinz History Center not only linked local and international events, but became an award-winning model of civic engagement. A collaboration between a university and museum that began as a local history project interpreting the Scottsboro Boys Trial as a website and brochure ended up changing Alabama law. A list of national organizations and an extensive bibliography on the interpretation of African American history provide convenient gateways to additional resources.
Categories: History

Jubilee

Jubilee

Identifies the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that helped slaves from various regions of the African continent integrate their individual religions, artistic expressions, and languages into a distinctive African American ...

Author: Howard Dodson

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: UOM:49015003169621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Identifies the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that helped slaves from various regions of the African continent integrate their individual religions, artistic expressions, and languages into a distinctive African American culture.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sports in African American Life

Sports in African American Life

African Americans have made substantial contributions to the sporting world, and vice versa. This wide-ranging collection of new essays explores the inextricable ties between sports and African American life and culture.

Author: Drew D. Brown

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476669649

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 270

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African Americans have made substantial contributions to the sporting world, and vice versa. This wide-ranging collection of new essays explore the inextricable ties between sports and African American life and culture. Contributors critically address important topics such as the historical context of African American participation in major U.S. sports, social justice and responsibility, gender and identity, and media and art.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Encyclopedia of African American History

Encyclopedia of African American History

Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history to the present day.

Author: Walter C. Rucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851097692

Category: Reference

Page: 1136

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Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history to the present day.
Categories: Reference

The African American Experience

The African American Experience

A new introduction by Kai Wright provides overall context, and introductory material for each document delineates its significance and role in history. This edition features all new and updated material.

Author: Kai Wright

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 1579127738

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 482

A collection of original documents on African American history and culture includes memoirs, speeches, songs, letters, and literary works by African American authors, along with laws, court opinions, and other materials on the subject.
Categories: History

African American Culture and Society After Rodney King

African American Culture and Society After Rodney King

Divided into six sections, (The African American Criminal in Culture and Media; Slave Voices and Bodies in Poetry and Plays; Representing African American Gender and Sexuality in Pop-Culture and Society; Black Cultural Production in Music ...

Author: Josephine Metcalf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317184386

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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1992 was a pivotal moment in African American history, with the Rodney King riots providing palpable evidence of racialized police brutality, media stereotyping of African Americans, and institutional discrimination. Following the twentieth anniversary of the Los Angeles uprising, this time period allows reflection on the shifting state of race in America, considering these stark realities as well as the election of the country's first black president, a growing African American middle class, and the black authors and artists significantly contributing to America's cultural output. Divided into six sections, (The African American Criminal in Culture and Media; Slave Voices and Bodies in Poetry and Plays; Representing African American Gender and Sexuality in Pop-Culture and Society; Black Cultural Production in Music and Dance; Obama and the Politics of Race; and Ongoing Realities and the Meaning of 'Blackness') this book is an engaging collection of chapters, varied in critical content and theoretical standpoints, linked by their intellectual stimulation and fascination with African American life, and questioning how and to what extent American culture and society is 'past' race. The chapters are united by an intertwined sense of progression and regression which addresses the diverse dynamics of continuity and change that have defined shifts in the African American experience over the past twenty years.
Categories: Social Science

Soul Thieves

Soul Thieves

Considers the misappropriation of African American popular culture through various genres, largely Hip Hop, to argue that while such cultural creations have the potential to be healing agents, they are still exploited -often with the ...

Author: T. Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137071392

Category: History

Page: 284

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Considers the misappropriation of African American popular culture through various genres, largely Hip Hop, to argue that while such cultural creations have the potential to be healing agents, they are still exploited -often with the complicity of African Americans- for commercial purposes and to maintain white ruling class hegemony.
Categories: History