• The Role Of Women In Tennessee Elections
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    The Role of Women in Tennessee Elections In Tennessee in 1919 women were recruiting the votes of other women to vote for the first time. In Nashville, suffragists who had been working for many years for this right, hastily organized women to register and as part of their of the preparation for their first election, struck a rare alliance with African American women leaders. There was a political agreement between the two groups, white women suffragists and African American women leaders. Black w...
  • Teenage Pregnancy African American
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    In the US, teen pregnancy rates have been decreasing in the last decade even though current rates remain twice as high as those found in other industrialized nations (Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1994). In spite of decreasing rates, among African American teenagers, the pregnancy rate is particularly high. In 1996, the pregnancy rate was 178. 9 per thousand among African-American females aged 15 to 19 years, compared with a pregnancy rate of 82. 6 among whites (Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1999). Ad...
  • African American Americans Security Social
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    Perhaps no group has as much at stake in the debate over Social Security reform as African Americans. Elderly African Americans are much more likely than their white counterparts to be dependent on Social Security benefits for most or all of their retirement income. Yet Social Security benefits are inadequate to provide for the retirement needs of the elderly poor, which leaves nearly 30 percent of African-American seniors in poverty. As the debate over Social Security reform heats up, several q...
  • Gender Jim Crow Book Review
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    In Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore's book Gender & Jim Crow, Gilmore illustrates the relations between African Americans and white in North Caroline from 1896 to 1920, as well as relations between the men and women of the time. She looks at the influences each group had on the Progressive Era, both politically and socially. Gilmore's arguments concern African American male political participation, middle-class New South men, and African American female political influences. The book follows a narrative...
  • The Influence Of Black Slave Culture On Early America
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    The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early America The Black slaves of colonial America brought their own culture from Africa to the new land. Despite their persecution, the 'slave culture' has contributed greatly to the development of America's own music, dance, art, and clothing. Music It is understandable that when Africans were torn from their homes and families, lashed into submission, and forced into lifelong slave labor, they would be, on the most part, resentful and angry. Various for...
  • Langston Hughes A Literary Genius
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    Langston Hughes (1902-1967), one of the most prominent figures in the world of Harlem, has come to be an African American poet as well as a legend of a variety of fields such as music, children^aEURTMs literature and journalism. Through his poetry, plays, short stories, novels, autobiographies, children's books, newspaper columns, Negro histories, edited anthologies, and other works, Hughes is considered a voice of the African-American people and a prime example of the magnificence of the Harlem...
  • African American Hughes Experience Lauter
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    AbstractLangston Hughes is perhaps one of the most significant African-American writers of his time because his poetry and prose spoke to a wide audience. It explains that another aspect of Hughes' popularity was his ability to focus on black music, such as jazz and the blues; his racial protest; and poems of that affirmed the African American experience. It shows how through these three core ideas, Hughes is able to successfully relate the positive and negative aspects of his experience. Hughes...
  • Facts About African American History
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    FACTS ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY. Introduction to Afro-American History A. Central theme-Quest for 1. Freedom, 2. Equality, 3. Manhood/Women Suffrage B. Reasons for the Afro-American Movement-1. Record sake, 2. Inspirational Sake, 3. Fight for the concept that blacks are inferior. C. African ism-anything that has an African origin D. Eras of History- Ancient (Stone Age), Medieval (Dark Ages History), Modern (Reform), & Current II. Discuss the four group of Black Historians. - The Author of...
  • African American Library Mosaic Collections
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    Publication Of The African-American Mosaic: A Library Of Congress Resource Guide For The Study Introductory Text This exhibit marks the publication of The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. A noteworthy and singular publication, the Mosaic is the first Library-wide resource guide to the institution's African- American collections. Covering the nearly 500 years of the black experience in the Western hemisphere, the Mosaic surv...
  • Black Music African American
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    "BLACK MUSIC" African-American music has had such an impact on our society today. African-American music became popular in the 19 th century after the civil war as musicians of color were hired to play in saloons and brothels. A couple of forms of popular music are spirituals, gospel, blues, jazz and ragtime. Spiritual and gospel music reflected the poverty and oppression of slaves. As Jazz entered the popular culture it provoked a great deal of criticism. An artist know as, Louis Armstrong, had...
  • African American Vs Caucasian Americans
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    African American vs. Caucasian Americans At first glance some people might consider this paper to be on the racial side, however it was all written by observations made. There are many differences between African Americans and Caucasians, some people don't see the differences because of ignorance. You must read the paper with an open mind and take none of this to heart. African American and Caucasians function differently in public surroundings. When you see a young African American you usually ...
  • Discrimination African American
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    Fred L. Pincus, author of "From Individual to Structural Discrimination", is arguing that discrimination is still present among many individual and institutions. The reason why it is not unlawful, according to Pincus, is because the discrimination is so subtle and in some cases it is not done intentionally. I will discuss why Pincus criticizes the "good business" argument for discrimination against predominantly African American neighborhoods. In closing I will present my argument against Pincus...
  • Harlem Renaissance African America
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    Since the mid to late eighteen hundreds Harlem has been a city of immigration and migration. Alain Locke puts it this way: "Harlem has come to mean... another statue of liberty on the landward side of New York" (Locke, "Harlem"). He continues that Harlem "stands for a folk-movement which in human significance can be compared with the pushing back of the western frontier... or the waves of immigration which have swept overseas." Locke defines Harlem as a city of opportunity and hope for the vast...
  • Langston Hughes African American
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    Poetry has been for many years a symbol of self-expression for many African American people, with the powers to enlighten and uplift the body mind and soul. Poetry has become such a powerful way to explain life and express emotions for many African American living in a land that appears to be filled with hatred and oppression. Poetry first became a recognizable part of African American life during the 1920's after World War I when blacks were migrating from the south to the north seeking prosper...
  • Hiv And Aids In African Americans
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    The unit plan for a HIV/AIDS Peer Education program is targeting African American teenagers who have signed up for the S. A. F. E (Stopping Aids For Everyone) Program. The program is a community health based curriculum designed to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS transmission in the African American community. The group will range in age between 13-17 years of age and will be attending local high schools. Group size will be approximately 20 students. The program would be on Saturdays at 12: 0...
  • African American Men Program Fae
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    At times I often sit about on my front porch, in my car, or where ever I can a good thought. I think about the future of Americas youth. Especially our African American Youth, and young African American men to be more specific. I see neighborhoods being infested with drugs, and gangs with our young African American boys and men as the leaders and the targets of these so-called! SS businesses!" . I angers me to think that one day out of all of the young African American men and young boys that I...
  • African America American Museum History
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    Dear Editor: In your article "Documenting Blackness," you introduce the idea of an African-American museum and the problems that have risen through this proposal. An African-American museum is a great idea to memorialize the ideas and history of the African American people. The truth is, Congress should not deny the funding for an African-American museum. Problems will arise with the proposal of this memorial but the general public and more importantly Congress cannot turn down this request. Oth...
  • African America Women American Black Corporate
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    OUR AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN African American women have excelled in virtually every arena of the world? s spectrum. Born of a desire to succeed, Maggie L. Walker, Shirley Chisholm, Coretta 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....
  • African American Entrepreneurs Americans Divine
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    African-American Entrepreneurs African-American Entrepreneurship African-American Entrepreneurs Essay, Research Paper African-American Entrepreneurship In a comparative light there seems to be significant problems, or obstacles, for African-American entrepreneurs. These problems are categorized by environmental factors, opportunity factors, and issues related to capital. The purpose of this paper is to provide sociological, and economical insight to the plight of African-American entrepreneurs. ...
  • Black Man Stuttering American Male
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    Stuttering and the Black Male: Another Form of Discrimination Prepared by Cara Williams For English 399-01 Dr. Lee April 26, 2000 I. Introduction My study is on stutterers. I will be looking in depth at what stuttering is and how it affects African American males. I will be conducting a case study on a young man who stutters and the social implications of his dys fluency. This is important in the field of linguistics because the number of African American males who stutter surpasses any other gr...