African American Culture Presentaion

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  • African American Culture Presentaion

    1. 1. African Americans Christina Prestidge Shea Crouch David Emery
    2. 2. History  1619 - The first African slaves were bought over the Atlantic.  1773 - Phyllis Wheatley publishes her first collection.  1808 - U.S. bans the import of slaves. Domestic sales still legal.  1831 - Nat Turner rebellion  1839 - Amistad slave ship rebellion  1850 - The underground Railroad reaches its peak  1857 - Dred Scott decision  1861 - Civi War begins  1863 - Emancipation Proclemation was signed.  1865 - Civil War ended, Lincoln as assassinated.
    3. 3. History  1857 - Dred Scott decision  1861 - Civi War begins  1863 - Emancipation Proclemation was signed.  1865 - Civil War ended, Lincoln as assassinated.  1868 - 14th Amendment passes.  1870 - 15th Amendment passes.  1881 - Tuskegee Institute, a teaching college, is founded.  1896 – Plessy VS Ferguson decision.  1909 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP, founded by W.E.B. DuBois and others.
    4. 4. History  1919 - The Harlem Renaissance begins and lasts til around the 1930’s.  1932 - A series of medical travesties called the Tuskegee Experiments.  1954 - Brown VS Board of Education. A landmark court case  1955 - Rosa Parks arrested and bus boycotts begin.  1963 - March on Washington, Martin Luther King’s ―I Have a Dream‖ speech  1965 - Malcolm X is assassinated.  March 7, 1965 - ―Bloody Sunday‖  1965 - Executive Order 11246.  1967 - Thurgood Marshall is appointed to the Supreme Court.  1968 - Martin Luther King, jr. is assassinated.
    5. 5. History  1980 - Robert L. Johnson becomes the first black billionaire.  1986 - Oprah becomes nationally syndicated.  1989 - General Colin Powell is appointed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  1993 - Toni Morrison is awarded the Nobel Prize  1995 - Louis Farrakhan organized the million man march.  2001 - Colin Powell appointed Secretary of State  2006 - Coretta Scott King dies  2008 - Barak Obama becomes the 44th President of the U.S.
    6. 6. Demographics  12% of US population ◦ 55% live in South ◦ 20% live in Midwest ◦ 20% live in Northeast ◦ 10% live in West  African Americans > 25% of population ◦ Louisiana, South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Maryland, and Alabama
    7. 7. Demographics
    8. 8. Demographics  State Populations ◦ District of Colombia: 313,106 51% ◦ New York: 3,400,757 17% ◦ Florida: 3,141,840 18% ◦ Texas: 3,138,725 12% ◦ Georgia: 3,044,658 31%
    9. 9. Demographics  City Population ◦ New York: 3,362,616 18% ◦ Atlanta: 1,707,913 32% ◦ Jackson, MS: 257,021 48% ◦ Memphis, TN 257,021 46%
    10. 10. Demographics  Kansas City ◦ African American Population: 254,509 13%
    11. 11. Demographics Segregation of African Americans in the U. S.
    12. 12. Demographics Eric Fischer on Flickr
    13. 13. Demographics Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI
    14. 14. Demographics Orange County, CA
    15. 15. Education Statistics  Attending Public Schools: 8,166,353  Private Schools: 430,972  Charter Schools: 488,233
    16. 16. Education Statistics
    17. 17. Education Statistics
    18. 18. Religion
    19. 19. Values, Beliefs and Life Ways • Strong kinship bonds • Strong work orientation • Strong religious orientation • Adaptable family roles • Use informal support network – church or community
    20. 20.  Distrust of government & social services  Most are assimilated to the Anglo- American culture  Take care of their own  Strong sense of pride  Seniors are highly respected  Tend to keep things hidden within the family system
    21. 21. Core Values  Sharing  Expressing personal style  Being real and genuine  Being assertive  Expressing feelings  Bouncing back  Distrust mainstream establishment
    22. 22. Stereotypes  African Americans are more violent than others  African Americans are less intelligent than others  African Americans are lazy & irresponsible  They blame everyone else for their problems  Many African Americans are resentful troublemakers
    23. 23. Food http://www.oprah.com/food/The-Origin-of-Soul-Food-African-American-Cooking_1/1
    24. 24. ―Adversity breeds resourcefulness‖  ―Sure enough, patience turns out to be a key element in soul cooking. Certainly, it and creativity were required to transform whatever ingredients the first African- Americans could scrape together into some semblance of dinner. Arriving in this land with little but the traditions they carried in their hearts and minds—fishing, gardening, foraging, and open-fire cooking among them—they invented a vibrant cuisine. "Their food was a way of surviving with dignity in a very oppressive situation," said Professor Opie.‖
    25. 25. Soul Food "Soul cooking just means you put your patience and love into the food.‖
    26. 26. Musical Influences in America  Instruments, such as the banjo, were brought in and took root in American culture.  Chants and spirituals were commonly heard on plantations.  This emphasis on beat and rhythm was incorporated into later genres, like:  Jazz, Different style  Blues  50’s Rock  Motown  Modern Rock  Golden age of rap  90’s  00’s  Today
    27. 27. Literary Figures
    28. 28. Classroom Integration In Our Village: Kambi ya Simba through the eyes of its youth by Barbara Tucker Cervone
    29. 29. Do you have any questions?
    30. 30. Kwanzaa  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kV-6qVp98Q
    31. 31. Kwanzaa  Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies at California State University in 1966. ◦ Kwanza means ―first fruits‖ in Swahili.
    32. 32. Kwanzaa  Mkeka (place mat)http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=s8rsEodZ8tc
    33. 33. Kwanzaa  Unity: Umoja (oo-MO-jah) ◦ To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
    34. 34. Kwanzaa  Self-determination: Kujichagulia (koo-gee-cha-goo-LEE-yah) ◦ To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak fro ourselves.
    35. 35. Kwanzaa  Collective Work and Responsibility: Ujima (oo-GEE- mah) ◦ To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and solve them together.
    36. 36. Kwanzaa  Cooperative Economics: Ujamaa (oo-JAH-mah) ◦ To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
    37. 37. Kwanzaa  Purpose: Nia (nee-YAH) ◦ To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
    38. 38. Kwanzaa  Creativity: Kuumba (koo-OOM- bah) ◦ To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
    39. 39. Kwanzaa  Faith: Imani (ee-Mah-nee) ◦ To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
    40. 40. Andrew Lyles

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