Famous black americans

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  • is it ok to call them 'black' ? wouldn't it be better and more ethical to say Famous African-Americans? It's just we always get corrected when using term 'black' :P
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Famous black americans

  1. 1. Famous Black Americans Cultural Influence Presenter: Alina Andreev, 1LM2 Course: USA Civilization and Culture
  2. 2. Contents  Introduction  Culture and History  Barack Obama  Martin Luther King  Louis Armstrong  Whitney Houston  Michael Jackson  Tyra Banks  Conclusion
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. Culture and History  Music  Art  Architecture  Politics  Economics  Language  Hairstyles  Fashion  Dance  Cuisine  worldview
  5. 5. Barack Obama  Born on 4th of August 1961  First African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review  In 2004 was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat  In 2008 run for the president  In 2009- first African American elected for the president  November 2012- reelected
  6. 6. Martin Luther King • January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 • Jesus Christ and the Christian gospels • non-violent activism • Equality for Black People • Civil rights • “I have a dream”
  7. 7. Louis Armstrong  Born on August 4, 1901, New Orleans  First cornet- 7 years of age  1917- first play in a band  1932- traveled around Europe  1956- Ghana‟s independence  Died on July 6 in 1971
  8. 8. Whitney Houston  Was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963  The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark  At the age of 15- back vocaling  1985- Debut Album  1992- Bodyguard  Died on 11 February, 2012
  9. 9. Michael Jackson
  10. 10. Michael Jackson  Born on August 29, 1958  1960s- first appearance  Singing and dancing talents  By the end of 1980s- popularity  1982- Thriller  His physical appearance changed drastically  Singer, dancer, writer and businessman
  11. 11. Tyra Banks  was born on December 4, 1973 in Inglewood, California  impression in the model industry  Dolce and Gabbana, Cover Girl, Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria's Secrets  the first African-American model to be chosen for the cover of Victoria's Secrets catalog  left the modeling profession in 2005  'America's Next Top Model'  'The Tyra Banks Show„  '50 Most Beautiful'
  12. 12. Conclusion Black Americans brought something new and fresh to America. Despite the pressure that was on them in the times of slavery or racism, they could built a part of the American culture.
  13. 13. Thank you!!!

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