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Understand the historical and cultural contributions of African Americans

Get to know the people, places, and events that shaped the African American experience

Want to better understand black history? This comprehensive, straight-forward guide traces the African American journey, from Africa and the slave trade through the Civil War, Jim Crow, and the new millennium. You'll be an eyewitness to the pivotal events that impacted America's past, present, and future — and meet the inspiring leaders who struggled to bring about change.

  • How Africans came to America
  • Black life before — and after — Civil Rights

  • How slaves fought to be free

  • The evolution of African American culture

  • Great accomplishments by black citizens

  • What it means to be black in America today

Synopsis:

The fun and easy way to explore the history of blacks in America

As of 2002, there were 36 million African Americans in the United States, representing 13 percent of the population, and more than 250 colleges now offer undergraduate degrees in African American studies. From slavery, Jim Crow, and the civil rights movement to historical figures, cultural contributions, pivotal events, and momentous court cases, this plain-English guide helps people get a handle on what African Americans have experienced over the last four centuries.

Ronda Racha Penrice (Atlanta, GA) has written on African American topics for many print and online publications.

Synopsis:

Ronda Racha Penrice (Atlanta, GA) has written on African American topics for many print and online publications.

Synopsis:

Understand the historical and cultural contributions of African Americans

Get to know the people, places, and events that shaped the African American experience

Want to better understand black history? This comprehensive, straight-forward guide traces the African American journey, from Africa and the slave trade through the Civil War, Jim Crow, and the new millennium. You'll be an eyewitness to the pivotal events that impacted America's past, present, and future - and meet the inspiring leaders who struggled to bring about change.

* How Africans came to America

*

Black life before - and after - Civil Rights

*

How slaves fought to be free

*

The evolution of African American culture

*

Great accomplishments by black citizens

*

What it means to be black in America today

About the Author

Ronda Racha Penrice is a Chicago native with deep Mississippi roots who has worked with various publications, including The Quarterly Black Review of Books, Rap Pages, Essence Online, Nia Online, Creative Loafing, Africana.com, AOL Black Voices, and Uptown. The Columbia University alumna, who also attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi, has a lifelong interest in African American history and culture. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Coming to America.

Chapter 1: The Soul of America.

Chapter 2: From Empires to Bondage: Bringing Africans to the Americas.

Chapter 3: The Founding of Black America.

Part II: Long Road to Freedom.

Chapter 4: American Slavery, American Freedom.

Chapter 5: Bringing Down the House: Marching toward Civil War and Freedom.

Chapter 6: Up from Slavery: Civil War and Reconstruction.

Part III: Pillars of Change: The Civil Rights Movement.

Chapter 7: Living Jim Crow.

Chapter 8: I, Too, Sing America: The Civil Rights Movement, 1954–1963.

Chapter 9: Turning Up the Heat (1963–1968).

Chapter 10: Where Do We Go from Here? Post–Civil Rights and Beyond.

Part IV: Cultural Foundations.

Chapter 11: Something Borrowed, Something New: Becoming African American.

Chapter 12: Somebody Say “Amen”: The Black Church.

Chapter 13: More Than Reading and Writing: Education.

Part V: A Touch of Genius: Arts, Entertainment, and Sports.

Chapter 14: Writing Down the Bones: African American Literature.

Chapter 15: The Great Black Way: Theatre and Dance.

Chapter 16: Give Me a Beat: African American Music.

Chapter 17: Black Hollywood: Film and TV.

Chapter 18: Winning Ain’t Easy: Race and Sports.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten African American Firsts.

Chapter 20: Ten African American Literary Classics.

Chapter 21: Ten Influential African American Artists.

Index.

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thanks for writing this book..may you bring us foward to understand our past.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780764554698
Author:
Penrice, Ronda
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Penrice, Ronda Racha
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
History
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
African Americans--History
Subject:
U. S. history
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
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Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20070430
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.16x7.36x.99 in. 1.35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The fun and easy way to explore the history of blacks in America

As of 2002, there were 36 million African Americans in the United States, representing 13 percent of the population, and more than 250 colleges now offer undergraduate degrees in African American studies. From slavery, Jim Crow, and the civil rights movement to historical figures, cultural contributions, pivotal events, and momentous court cases, this plain-English guide helps people get a handle on what African Americans have experienced over the last four centuries.

Ronda Racha Penrice (Atlanta, GA) has written on African American topics for many print and online publications.

"Synopsis" by , Ronda Racha Penrice (Atlanta, GA) has written on African American topics for many print and online publications.
"Synopsis" by , Understand the historical and cultural contributions of African Americans

Get to know the people, places, and events that shaped the African American experience

Want to better understand black history? This comprehensive, straight-forward guide traces the African American journey, from Africa and the slave trade through the Civil War, Jim Crow, and the new millennium. You'll be an eyewitness to the pivotal events that impacted America's past, present, and future - and meet the inspiring leaders who struggled to bring about change.

* How Africans came to America

*

Black life before - and after - Civil Rights

*

How slaves fought to be free

*

The evolution of African American culture

*

Great accomplishments by black citizens

*

What it means to be black in America today

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