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This handbook represents the most comprehensive collection of research on African Americans in education to date. Its breadth spans the historical, the political, institutional and community forces that have shaped educational opportunities and attainment among African Americans.
Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South A selection of 410 recorded oral history interviews chronicling African-American life during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s
The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale. The CRDL features a collection of unedited news film from the WSB (Atlanta) and WALB (Albany, Ga.) television archives held by the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia Libraries.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education marked a turning point in the history of race relations in the United States. On May 17, 1954, the Court stripped away constitutional sanctions for segregation by race, and made equal opportunity in education the law of the land.
While the portrayals of Blacks by White actors in blackface provided limited and highly stereotypical African American roles and characters in mainstream films, the “all-colored cast” films purposefully showcased positive depictions of African Americans. These “race films” were produced for the segregated Black theaters across the country. In The Green-Eyed Monster (1919) and By Right of Birth (1921), the leading roles included bankers and businessmen. “Race films” also showcased Black actors as protagonists in western, dramatic, and romantic features. These films were created for and marketed to African American audiences.
HENDERSON, CAROL E. "'King Kong Ain't Got Sh." Journal Of Popular Culture 43.6 (2010): 1207-1221. Academic Search Premier. Web. 8 Oct. 2015. The article discusses the theme of African American identity and its portrayal in mass media, focusing specifically on African American performances in film.
This article presents a study of African American youth resistance and activism. The data revealed that African American youth have a large capacity for activism and ability to resist. Early engagement on issues of social justice, equality and freedom by family, teachers, pastors and community leaders can help to shape political character and willingness to participate as an activist.
The article discusses various reports published within the issue including one by Ruby Mendenhall on African American housing, one by Paul Sweezy on the roots of the financial crisis which began in 2008, and one by Sundiata Keita on the political economy of the contemporary black racial formation
Focuses on the role of Black Americans in attempting to transform local politics. Basic principles of communicative rationality; Emphasis on the totality of issues affecting the truce; Increase of the rate of unemployment.
The author aims to introduce students to the principles of social justice through voting rights given to African Americans. She highlights the disenfranchisement of African Americans in Selma, Alabama. She notes that it is imperative for educators to help students to understand that knowledge has moral and political elements and consequences
INTRODUCTION Perhaps no issue threatens the fragile status of the voting rights of African American and Latino voters more than recent efforts to adopt mandatory nationalized voter identification requirements
From the transatlantic slave trade to today's New Great Migration, learn about the major African-American migrations and how those movements changed the course of American history. Go Now
Voices from the Days of Slavery The Library of Congress's American Folklife Center online collection: Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories, available at Library's American Memory. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/voices/
Memory Project Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders An award-winning documentary about courageous women in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. Check out www.sisters-shoulders.org for additional information.
Reference collection of black American musical expression.
African American Music Reference will bring together 50,000 pages of text reference, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music.
The first release includes over 3,900 pages of reference, including a comprehensive set of biographies on the top 185 African American composers, edited by Samuel Floyd, Jr., as well as 5,000 pages of liner notes from Document Records.
The aim of the collection is to bring together a wide range of materials, including comprehensive reference works, leading critical studies, biographies, oral histories, essays, anthologies, and historical works, together covering every genre and form, from Blues and Jazz to Hip Hop.
Complete texts for poetry by African Americans, 1746-1900.
Contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It provides a comprehensive survey of the early history of African American poetry, from the earliest published African American poems to the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African American poet to achieve national success and recognition.
Digitized documents from the NAACP's major campaigns and important local NAACP branches, 1909-1972. Full-text and searchable.
Digital copies of nearly two million pages of NAACP internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. Click on a module below for a content description.
The Zar cult of Northeastern Africa and the Middle East is one of the more widely known possession cults. It is thought to have originated in Ethiopia, and can be found in the Sudan, Egypt, Iran, Saudia Arabia and Yemen.