African Art - 411 words
The traditional art of Africa plays a major part in the African society. Most ceremonies and activities (such as singing, dancing, storytelling, etc.) can not function without visual art. It can also be used as an implement and insignia of rank or prestige, or have a religious significance. African art consists mainly of sculptures, paintings, fetishes, masks, figures, and decorative Sculptures are considered to be the greatest achievement for African art. A majority of the sculptures are done in wood but are also made of metal, stone, terra-cotta, mud, beadwork, ivory, and other materials. It is found in many parts of Africa but mainly in western and central Africa. Many ancient rock painti ...
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African Famine - 1,452 words
What exactly is famine? Many people think that famine is always caused by environmental factors, but this was not the cause for the African famines. Famine can be defined as a natural or man-made disaster. Some of the signs of a famine may be the price of food goes up, certain amount of economic distress, minor migration to different countries, increase in crime, or an increase in population. These were all of the signs of the African famine. When people think of a famine, many people think about, bad weather, poor soil, or even lack of water. But what was different from any regular famine and Africa's famine is that it was a direct result of man-made disasters. One of the reasons for the Af ...
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German Irish African And Native Are All American - 1,263 words
Paula Chrystine Poling Poling 1 Myths, Memories and Realities of the War Between the States Dr. Mary Ellen Rowe and Dr. Larry Olpin German, Irish, African and Native are all American For minorities, as for other Americans, the Civil War was an opportunity to prove their valor and loyalty. Among the first mustered into the Union army were a De Kalb regiment of German American Clerks, the Garibaldi Guards made up of Italian Americans, a Polish Legion, and hundreds of Irish American youths from Boston and New York. Many people firmly believed, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that immigrants instinctively supported the union, and given the chance, deserted the South and sought their co ...
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The Organization Of African Unity History And Goals - 873 words
The Organization of the African Unity is both the symbol and embodiment of age-old Pan-African yearnings that found remarkable expression in the 19th Century epics of scattered Africa Communities all over the world. A movement of self-assertin in its early days, Pan-Africanism evolved progressively into an organized force with cultural and political claims especially after World War II when it took on a continental dimension. At that time, African leaders disagreed about what the organization should be. Some leaders pushed for the creation of a central government that would unite all of Africa under one authority. However, most of the African nations had just recently gained independence fro ...
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African Americans Versus The Social Sciences - 2,778 words
American segregation was a bitter part of American history. Even worse, though, are the securing reasons for the need of segregation and the defense of the institution. I will be discussing the method in which segregation came into existence in America and how the populace advocated such a policy. The issue of segregation in America deals mostly with the idea of superiority and inferiority between the black, or African, and white, or Caucasian, races. There is a long history on what eventually became legal segregation in the United States. I will begin by giving a short synopsis of that history. Immediately after the Civil War many laws were enacted called black codes that clashed with the E ...
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African Americans Versus The Social Sciences - 2,706 words
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African American Slavery - 1,471 words
America is a racial country, which consists of many different nation people. In the period of 17th and 18th century, Africans were the main colonials in American. By the American Revolution, 20 percent of the overall population in the thirteen colonies was of African descent. The legalized practice of enslaving blacks occurred in every colony. ' American's Journey Through Slavery, the first comprehensive television history of the international events leading to the growth of racial slavery in the United States. Expected to draw more than 20 million viewers nationwide,' (African In American) The economic realities of the southern colonies, however, perpetuated the institution, which was first ...
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African Art - 1,040 words
African Art does not have specific date to which it evolved because most early African Art was carved in wood, which perished quickly. This is why most art dates from the 19th and early 20th century. Many 20th century artists admired and collected pieces of African Art. They enjoyed the bold color, expression, and form that produced a new beginning in art history. African Art was mostly dedicated to life affirming activities such as healing, pleasure, protection, and transformation. The first African Art that made a sustained impact on Europe occurred with the bronze casing and ivory seized in 1897 by the British Royal Army. It was then that African Art began to become in demand, and seen by ...
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African America Women - 380 words
African American women have excelled in virtually every arena of the worlds spectrum. Born of a desire to succeed, Maggie L. Walker, Shirley Chisolm, Corretta Scott King and Mya Angelou, to name only a few, are sisters that have paved the way towards excellence and served as role models for an entire nation of free black women in America today. Yet Afro American women still face a myriad of stumbling blocks when trying to crack the glass ceiling of corporate America. Coming from the rear--with respect to rank among black men, white women and white men--black women are making headway in the American business industry. We have always known that we must work harder, think faster, be more creati ...
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African Women And Developement - 1,343 words
V.P. Epps-Sophomore Core The women of Africa have endured the systematic oppression of their development for countless of years due to elements in cultural, political and, historical events. Long before British-colonial occupation and the slave trade, the male dominated African tribal culture adhered to many oppressive yet accepted and structured forms of role categorization of women in African society. It is in examining the roots of such origins, that one can begin to understand the lineage of African The position of women in pre-colonial Africa was impeded mainly because of cultural aspects of their way of societal existence. African females would be type-cast from birth and instructed in ...
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African Americans - 1,171 words
In this American world, the Negro has been seen as lost and forgotten. For this reason, the world yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. The two ideals of the Negro is that of his color and the struggle of attaining his self-conscious manhood. He simply wants to be seen by society as an individual and not judged by race. Thus, throughout history since Emancipation, the black man=s progression has been weak due to white society shaping his Nevertheless, the success of the Negro has driven many important and intellectual figures. For example, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Alain Locke, and others have provided a cle ...
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African Imperialism - 473 words
The European colonization of the continent of Africa was horrible for the African people, and led the way for their race to be discriminated against for many years to come. Each country in Europe wanted to be part of the imperialistic race, and this led to the decimation of many African cultures. No good came from the imperialistic race, even though arguments have been made that the Europeans brought with them to Africa such things as road, transportation, and communications, what they destroyed outweighs these ten to one. European powers, such as Britain, France and Germany were the main imperialist powers in Africa during the late 1800s. All of these countries were in a constant struggle t ...
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South African Cuisine - 807 words
South African cuisine is a combination of the recipes from the many cultural groups that have co-existed in the country over the past 350 years. The Khoisan, the first known inhabitants of the country, were mainly hunter-gatherers. Later, the potato, gem squash and other vegetables for their dishes. Local vegetables that play an important role in South African cooking include tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, cabbage, mealies, and pumpkin. Fruits such as quince, peaches, mangoes, citrus, apricots, grapes, pomegranates, and melons are eaten fresh, dried, and also preserved. The naartjie is a variety of indigenous tangerines from which a regional liqueur, Van der Hum, is made. Because of the mi ...
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Why African American Women Are So Disappointed In There Relationships - 695 words
The divorce rate for African American women is 60%, which is a devastating number. In most black households the statistics becomes a reality. This occurs more often because black women rush into love too soon and frequently end up with marginal men. Women in highly publicized relationships unfortunately have not been inspiring role models to young black women. Tina Turner and Whitney Houston-Brown endured abuse for the name of love where as Robin Givens realized she had to release her self from the relationship before receiving even more abuse. Tina married her manager, Ike because she thought Ike loved her and got into a marriage to be taken care of. Ike did take care of her but not mentall ...
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African Americans - 479 words
For my Ethnic Group Essay, I chose African Americans because they are the group that has, for the most part, been a main target for racism in today society, and through out the whole 18th and 19th century. There are many actual, recorded incidents where this can be shown. During the Civil War, blacks were free from slavery in the North, but still suffered from an enormous amount of racism. During this time, black males were legally able to vote in only New York and New England, but had to meet a certain land requirement which made it nearly impossible for any black man to vote, not to mention racist groups such as the Klu Klux Klan. Only in New England could black children attend the same sc ...
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Native American Vs African American Trickster Tales - 1,299 words
Beep BeepVRRROOOOMMMMand the Roadrunner speeds away from the deceitful Coyote as Coyote falls over a Cliff with his Acme dynamite still in hand. The tale of the trickster is known and shared all around the world. It is an age old story that has many different versions and is culturally diverse. Almost every culture has some version of the trickster tale; from the early West African people and their tales of Eshu, to the modern day American versions like Wile E. Coyote that Warner Brothers has made so popular (Doty and Hynes 10.) Japanese culture has the story of Susa-No-O, and even the ancient Greeks had similar stories dealing with the character Hermes (Doty and Hynes 141, 46.) With so many ...
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Hamlet Seen By African Aboriginals - 470 words
Laura Bohannan tries to explain Hamlet, a 17th century European revenge drama, to a group of Tiv tribal elders who have never seen, read, or heard of this Shakespearean work. The Tiv are a tribe of people who live on the banks of the river Benue in central Negeria. Laura Bohannan is on the field trip to that area to study the tribe's culture. One tradition is to tell stories of the past, and when Laura Bohannan was asked to tell a story she chose Hamlet. Hamlet is a play written by Shakespeare, it is a drama about a son seeking revenge for his father's death. Hamlet is a prince that learns, from his father's ghost, that Cladius, Hamlet's uncle, which now has married Hamlet's mother, murdered ...
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Ffects Of African American Family Structure - 472 words
Effects of African American Family Structure on School Attitudes and Performance In today's world, there is such a big emphasis on education and its importance. And there should be an emphasis. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same attitude about receiving a good education. This article attempts to discuss the attitudes of African American's towards education when a stable family structure is absent. Given, not all homes are the Cleaver family, but if a person really wants an education, they should try to concentrate on just that-their education. Parents have a huge responsibility in that if they have children in a single-parent home, the parents attitude must be encouraging for the child ...
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African Americans - 291 words
During the time period of Immigration from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s, Africans experienced a lot of conflicts within different racial groups, especially within the Caucasian people. During this time period, most Africans were used as slaves, while the rest either bought their freedom, ran away for their freedom, or became slave hunters. The conflicts that Africans experienced were painful and horrifying. Becoming slaves hurt the Africans greatly because they lost a lot of their traditions and, in most cases, slavery meant separation from family. Many states passed laws that severed Africans slaves deeply. For example, in 1730, the state of Connecticut passed a law that provided a pena ...
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Lifting Up An African Hero - 377 words
Sometimes the magic of movies gives you an overwhelming amount of emotion by bringing you joy, fear, or sorrow. Sometimes, movies offer a great old-fashioned learning experience. For someone who does not know a thing about African politics in the early 1960s, "Lumumba" is a movie that is just dying to explain it all. Patrice Lumumba (played by Eriq Ebouaney) was a postal clerk and beer salesman, who represented the Congo (controlled by Belgium) in the Pan-African Conference in Accra. Following that, the Congo declared independence from Belgium and Lumumba became the country's first Prime Minister. The position lasted a littel over two months before Belgian troops intervened and Lumumba was d ...
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