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  • Slaves From The Viewpoint Of Frederick
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    Frederick Douglas's narrative, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, depicts a vivid reality of the hardships endured by the African American culture in the period of slavery. One of the many things shown in Frederick's narrative is how slaves, in their own personal way, resisted their masters authority. Another is how slaves were able to create their own autonomous culture within the savagely brutal system in which they were bound. There are many examples in the narrative that Frederick ...
  • African Cultural Traditions
    490 words
    Continuing Tradition, The Struggle For African Culture In America African-Americans as they are now known as, were originally pulled from their homelands, disconnecting them from all that they once knew. One way to remember their ancestors and the ways that they were brought up was to keep their culture alive in this new land. It freed them from the daily torture from their masters, healed them from their ailments, as well as entertained themselves and the white families. African-Americans kept ...
  • First Few African Slaves
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    In London in June of 1606, King James I, the reigning monarch of England, issued what would forever change the lives and destiny of the world. The king granted a group of entrepreneurs a charter, allowing them to settle the vastly unknown lands of the newly discovered continent of America. In 1607, a group of ill-suited settlers landed in the Chesapeake region of North America and established the colony of Jamestown. Ravaged by starvation, disease, and natives, the hapless settlers found little ...
  • Reference To Culture
    711 words
    'Night of the Scorpion Family Life: . Mother important as the night when she was stung sticks vividly in Ezekiels mind... Father desperate for mother to survive, as he, a sceptic, tries everything... Mother cares for kids, as she is pleased she was bitten and not the children... All families in community are concerned about each other, as everybody goes to Ezekiels house and takes part in the rituals as if all this is part of normal family life. Learning from Parents: . Learns about scorpion sti...
  • Music And Other Cultural Expressions Help Slaves
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    It is readily apparent that the slave creative talents took them beyond folktales, religion, and childhood games into other forms of expression. We will observe how much music and other cultural expressions help slaves to survive and even transcend the cruelest aspects of their bondage. They had many recreation such as shooting, running down the wild game, wrestling, cock fighting and gambling were favorite pastimes. One of the main cultural expressions is the dancing which is also known as slav...

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