African American Culture


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Some basic facts about the African American Culture.

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African American Culture

  1. 1. The History of A New But Familiar Culture.
  2. 2. FASHION S TYLES … Warning!  Since Not everything here is Arts Moment) the 1960s(Black correct or true to some of traditional African clothing has been you guys! popular amongst African-American. If so we are sorry and  Mostplease forgive us, we only African-American women are known toyou guysvibrantwe gave wear the info dresses and suit. got on the internet!  African American clothing is basically the same style most Americans today are wearing.
  3. 3. …H AIR S TYLE  Most African American’s hair composed of tightly coiled curls.  The most common style for women involve straightening the hair through application of heat or chemical processes.  While on the other hand, the most common hair style for men is to leave one’s hair natural.
  4. 4. S OUL F OOD …  Because most African American couldn’t afford good ingredients back in the days, they used inexpensive ingredients to make delicious dishes, these traditional dishes is called Soul Food.  Many of these food traditions are especially common in many parts of the rural South.  Today many researchers considered Soul Food unhealthy, and because of that many African American started to replace traditional ingredients with healthier ones.
  5. 5. …M USIC  African American music is hip-hop, R&B, rap, jazz, and blues.  The current most popular genre of music for African American is R&B, Hip-hop, and Rap.  As of today, African American music has been far more widespread and accepted in American popular music than ever before.
  6. 6. African American art is influenced by various cultural traditions of countries such as Africa, Europe, and Americas. Between 1600s and early 1800s many arts were in the form of small drums, quilts, wrought-iron …A RT figures and ceramic vessels in Southern U.S. African American arts has largely contributed to the arts of the U.S. today.
  7. 7. Another well known holiday in the African Many of the American community but not widely observed outside is holidays that African Kwanzaa in which African Americans celebrate Americans honored their are also celebrated African heritage by lighting a by Americans today. kinara each day for a week. H OLIDAYS ~~~ Emancipation Day, or more commonly known as Juneteenth, is a holiday where many African Americans celebrate the day of recognition of the official reading of the Emancipation Proclamation
  8. 8. Even though their education increased greatly, they still lagged overall in education attainment compared to White or Asian Americans. E DUCATION ~ In 1998 a survey showed 89 percent of African Americans age 25 to 29 had completed high school, less than whites or Asians, but more than More African American Hispanics women attend and complete college than men
  9. 9. C AREERS  They are in every professions we have today from athletes to doctors, CEOs to scientists, ect.  Thank You As of 2003 African American owned businesses for accounted for 1.2Listening^^ the U.S.’s 23 million million of businesses.