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Texas 100 Year Old African American Churches II By Priscilla T Graham
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100 Year Old African American Churches II is an 8.5 X 8.5 full color 60 page paperback pictorial history book of Texas 100 Year Old African American Churches in Third Ward, Six Ward, Acres Homes,... More > Green Pond, Greens Point, Kendleton, Boiling, Prairie View, Sugarland, Arcola, Angleton, Brazoria, Harrisburg, Washington Avenue Coalition/Memorial Park, Bryan, Riceville, and Houston.< Less
Semiotics of African American Culture in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon By Stephanie Denise Johnson
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Song of Solomon remains close to its literary roots by motifs prevalent in its text. These motifs, search for identity, oral tradition, and flight, are some of the many distinguishing... More > characteristics, or semiotics, of the African American literary canon. Morrison uses this text and its themes to convey meaning and to teach a powerful lesson to her audience: it is imperative to honor our ancestors by acknowledging, understanding, and reverencing their importance to world history. The wisdom the reader gains from the lesson frees her or him to prepare for a more viable future.< Less
Endangered Species: The Plight Of The African American Male Adolescent And The Effect Of His Surroundings By Byron Daniels
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The home and the classroom have been traditionally key in the identity development and academic progress of African-American youth. Despite this history, the dropout rates of African-African males... More > in secondary grades are increasing, while academic achievement scores of African-American males in the primary grades are not. The racial and gender composition of elementary school teachers does not mirror that of the students. This may contribute to the disproportionate achievement scores between African-American and Caucasian American students. In this book, Dr. B. L Daniels will explore some possible causes and solutions to this epidemic by highlighting the third largest school district in North Carolina. This book is a partnership of narrative and statistical fact, in hopes of stimulating a move to action of preventing another generation from being labeled "Endangered Species."< Less
HOWARDSVILLE: The Journey of an African-American Community in Loudoun County, Virginia By Kevin Grigsby
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This book is about the rich history of Howardsville in Loudoun County,Virginia. Howardsville was founded by freed slaves following the end of the Civil War. The book will serve as a historical... More > timeline of the struggles and triumphs of the community from slavery through the years of racial segregation. The extensive genealogical research contained in the book will allow many African-Americans with roots in Loudoun County to rediscover their family’s past. It is from that past that younger and future generations of Howardsville descendants are provided with valuable lessons to help them uphold and cherish the legacy of Howardsville. The last names of the African-American families discussed in the book include: Howard, Basil, Valentine, Summers, Reid, Mitchell, Dorsey, Moreland, Cosberry, Gregg, Jackson, Grigsby, Peterson, Brooks, Young, Payne, Page, Scott, Peters, Gaskins, Pinkett, Gibson,Colbert and others. Hardcover copies will soon be available. Author's email: books.kevin@gmail.com.< Less
Sustainability and the African American Farm: Redirecting the Commodities of Freedom Back to the Black Community By Valerie Grimes
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The main idea of this paper is that the Black owned farm is the birthplace of sustainability. African American sustainability stemmed from land ownership, food sovereignty, and independent medical... More > care. These items were at their peak during the late 19th and early 20th centuries revealing a unique and rare time in American history and culture where the slaves who built this country were able to express a form of freedom that was produced internally. It is during this time that the commodities of freedom increased to African Americans establishing their independence and resilience. The farm in this time span became transformed into a symbol of independence, resilience, and resistance. Eventually, the sustainability produced on the Black farm was forcibly removed by a conservative white American culture in order to reverse the progress of African Americans and re-establish white dominance.< Less
Synopsis of African-American Music From 1860 to Jazz and black Vaudeville By Maximillien De Lafayette
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2nd Edition. Synopsis of African-American Music From 1860 to Jazz and black Vaudeville. Part 2 of LECTURES ON THE BLACK SLAVES, AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC VERSUS THE EARLY WHITE MUSIC AND GOSPEL SONGS.... More > Published by Times Square Press. New York. Chants, Harp Singing, Hymns, Psalms, Spirituals, Railroad, Gospel, Sea Chanties, Ragtime, Cake-Walk, Blues, Jazz. From the very beginning: 1606 – 1776 to the present day. Chronological History of American Music and American Songs. The Afro Slaves and English Pilgrims Brought Music to America. The colonial era: From 1606 to 1776. Historical retrospective of the Afro-American gospel music in the late 19th century. The gospel music: Historical perspective. From the early 20th century to the Caravans. Black Entertainment, Shows, Music and Songs. Styles and genres. The years between 1895 and 1905. From 1985-2014: The era of worship music. Profile of some of the most noted pioneers.< Less
Aziza the African Princess By Osharra Jones
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Princess Aziza longed to return home and all she left behind. The life she had now was filled with riches and wealth and she longed for nothing, except that her heart was far away in a place of years... More > long before. Yes, the beautiful Princess Aziza lived a lavish life filled with sadness. Venture through the tenacious African jungle to discover the truth about Princess Aziza and her people! The 2nd book in the "Around The World Princess Collection!" Beautifully hand-painted water color artwork for your enjoyment! Purchase all three hardcopy Princess books and receive a FREE Gold, Jeweled Tiara & Scepter for your Special Princess...for details visit: www.StarTheToothFairy.com or www.TwinkleBooks.com< Less
Aziza the African Princess By Osharra Jones
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Princess Aziza longed to return home and all she left behind. The life she had now was filled with riches and wealth and she longed for nothing, except that her heart was far away in a place of years... More > long before. Yes, the beautiful Princess Aziza lived a lavish life filled with sadness. Venture through the tenacious African jungle to discover the truth about Princess Aziza and her people! The 2nd book in the "Around The World Princess Collection!" Beautifully hand-painted water color artwork for your enjoyment! Purchase all three hardcopy Princess books and receive a FREE Gold, Jeweled Tiara & Scepter for your Special Princess...for details visit: www.StarTheToothFairy.com or www.TwinkleBooks.com< Less
Columbus Legacy, African Perspective By Sabamya Jaugu
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The reader will learn the significance of Columbus's four voyages. His second voyage change the course of history because it was a conquering and colonization effort. It was the beginning of... More > the European conquest. Notably, Columbus enslaved the Indians during the development of the colonies and most importantly; his initiative was the precursor of slavery in the Americas and colonialism in Africa. This presentation represents an African perspective and summarizes how his legacy has an ever lasting effect on African-Americans in the western hemisphere and Africans in Africa.< Less
History of African Methodism in Virginia: or Four Decades in the Old Dominion By Rev. Israel L. Butt
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In writing this book I have had in mind to write a brief history of African Methodism in Virginia, for the A. M. E. Church and her many readers and ardent laborers in the bounds of the State, and... More > sketches and bits of history in the connection generally. This little volume may not comprehend all the necessary items of the work done by the Church in our State since its organization May, 1867, but it is a beginning; other historians from this, with new data gathered, may write a more comprehensive book, taking in all necessary points of progress. It seems that I was pressed into this service by Providence. The necessity for such a book came up incidentally in 1905. I said that I would think the matter over and decide what I would do. At the expiration of two weeks I had concluded to attempt the writing of this work.< Less

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