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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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Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Introduction.
1: Africa and the African Diaspora.
2: African Cultural Influences.
3: African Literature.
4: African Music.
5: Africobra.
6: Afrocentric Tradition.
7: Afro-Hispanic Blending.
8: Ali, Muhammad (1942–2016).
9: Anderson, Marian (1897–1993).
10: Apollo Theater.
11: Ashe, Arthur (1943–1993).
12: Baha'i Faith.
13: Baldwin, James (1924–1987).
14: Baptisms.
15: Baraka, Amiri (1934–2014).
16: Barbecue.
17: Barbershops.
18: Baseball.
19: Basketball.
20: Bearden, Romare (1911–1988).
21: Beauty Pageants.
22: Beauty Shops.
23: Birmingham Civil Rights Museum.
24: Black Aesthetic, The.
25: Black and African American Studies.
26: Black Arts Movement.
27: Black Atlantic, The.
28: Black Bourgeoisie.
29: Black Churches.
30: Black English.
31: Black Entertainment Television.
32: Black History Month.
33: Black Indians.
34: Black Is Beautiful.
35: Black Liberation Theology.
36: Black Panther Black Community News Service.
37: Black Panther Party.
38: Black Power and the 1968 Olympic Games.
39: Black Power Movement.
40: Black Women's Club.
41: Blackface Minstrelsy.
42: Blaxploitation Films.
43: Blige, Mary J. (1971–).
44: Blues Music.
45: Boxing.
46: Break Dancing.
47: Broadside Press.
48: Brown, James (1933–2006).
49: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
50: Buddhism.
51: Buffalo Soldiers.
52: Business and Commerce.
53: Caribbean Music.
54: Car Racing.
55: Cartoons and Cartoonists.
56: Cheerleading.
57: Chesnutt, Charles W. (1858–1932).
58: Christianity and Slavery.
59: Cinema (1900–1945).
60: Cinema (1946–1980).
61: Cinema (1981–2019).
62: Civil Rights Movement.
63: Coachman, Alice (1923–2014).
64: Colorism.
65: Comedy and Comedians.
66: Comic Books and Graphic Novels.
67: Composers.
68: Consumerism and Shopping Brands.
69: Cookbooks.
70: Cotillions and Botillions.
71: Cowboys and Rodeos.
72: Critical Race Theory.
73: Dance.
74: Davis, Ernie (1939–1963).
75: Davis, Miles (1926–1991).
76: Deejaying.
77: Douglas, Aaron (1899–1979).
78: Douglass, Frederick (1818–1895).
79: Ebony Magazine.
80: Education (1700–1900).
81: Education (1901–1953).
82: Education (1954–1974).
83: Education (1975–).
84: Ellington, Duke (1899–1974).
85: Erving, Julius (1950–).
86: European Art Music, African Americans and.
87: Family Life.
88: Family Reunions.
89: Fanon, Frantz Omar (1925–1961).
90: Fashion.
91: Father Divine (c. 1880–1965).
92: Federal Writers' Project (1935–1939).
93: Feminism.
94: Figure Skating.
95: Fisk Jubilee Singers.
96: Folktales.
97: Food and Cooking.
98: Football.
99: Franklin, John Hope (1915–2009).
100: Freedom Summer.
101: Funerals.
102: Funk.