African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Customs, 1st Edition

  • Omari L. Dyson
  • Judson L. Jeffries
  • Kevin L. Brooks
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  • ISBN-10: 1440862443
  • ISBN-13: 9781440862441
  • DDC: 305.896
  • 1168 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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According to the latest census data, less than 13 percent of the U.S. population identifies as African American; African Americans are still very much a minority group. Yet African American cultural expression and strong influences from African American culture are common across mainstream American culture-in music, the arts, and entertainment; in education and religion; in sports; and in politics and business. This title covers virtually every aspect of African American cultural expression, addressing subject matter from the slavery era to today. The most comprehensive reference work on African American culture to date, the multivolume set covers such topics as black contributions to literature and the arts, music and entertainment, religion, and professional sports, plus less-commonly addressed subjects, such as African American fashion practices and beauty culture, the development of jazz music across different eras, and African American business.