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"affirmative action" (11065 hits)
      Affirmative Action in the United States   Background and Summary Affirmative action refers to policies intended to promote access to education or employment aimed at a historically, socio-politically non-dominant group ...
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"afro" (30447 hits)
“Afro” Background and Summary An “afro,” sometimes called a "natural" or shortened to "fro," is a hairstyle in which the hair extends out from the head like a halo, cloud or ball. It ranges from wearing a ...
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"blackface" (20224 hits)
“Blackface” Background and Summary “Blackface” is a style of theatrical makeup that originated in the United States, and is used to make an actor look like a Black person, but in a very exaggerated way. It is the countenance ...
Posted Tuesday, January 8th 2008 at 1:23PM (more)
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"desegregation" (11861 hits)
“Desegregation” in the United States Background and Summary Desegregation is the process of ending racial segregation. It’s most commonly used in reference to the United States. Desegregation was a focus of the American Civil Righ ...
Posted Thursday, December 20th 2007 at 6:31PM (more)
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"dunkadelic" (8135 hits)
Dunkadelic (adj) the fusion of basketball and hip-hop inspired by the cultural aesthetics of urban style, fashion, and attitude. highlight dunks or dunkers to music or rap lyrics. describes players by position (dunkadelic-swingman, dunkadelic-power f ...
Posted Thursday, January 10th 2008 at 6:52PM (more)
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"gullah" (23843 hits)
“Gullah”   Background and Summary The “Gullah” peoples are Black people who live in the low country region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands. Historically, t ...
Posted Monday, March 10th 2008 at 4:07PM (more)
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"jazz" (7385 hits)
“Jazz” Background and Summary   "Jazz" is an original American musical art form which originated around the beginning of the 20th century in Black communities in the Southern United States out of a confluence of African ...
Posted Wednesday, February 13th 2008 at 2:28PM (more)
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"jim crow" (21585 hits)
“Jim Crow” Background and Summary The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws enacted in the Southern and border states of the United States and enforced between 1876 and 1965. They mandated "separate but equal" status for Bla ...
Posted Tuesday, January 8th 2008 at 1:32PM (more)
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"the black national anthem" (31763 hits)
“The Black National Anthem” or “Lift Every Voice and Sing” Background and Summary "Lift Every Voice and Sing," also known as "The Negro National Anthem," was written as a poem by James Weldon Jo ...
Posted Tuesday, January 29th 2008 at 3:27PM (more)
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"uncle tom" (13008 hits)
“Uncle Tom” Background and Summary Uncle Tom is a pejorative term for a Black person who is perceived by others as behaving in a subservient manner to White-Americans, or as seeking ingratiation with them by way of unnecessary accommoda ...
Posted Tuesday, January 8th 2008 at 1:18PM (more)
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"we shall overcome" (9178 hits)
"We Shall Overcome" Background and Summary "We Shall Overcome" is a protest song that became a key anthem of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The song is derived from a gospel song, possibly a 1903 song by Rev. Charles Albert Tin ...
Posted Thursday, February 7th 2008 at 4:52PM (more)
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black hiistory facts (2743 hits)
Can you send me some black history facts that's kind of outside the lines and some what different? ...
Posted Thursday, August 19th 2010 at 9:56AM (more)
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down with the apartheid (465 hits)
A RIGID SEGREGATIONIST SYSTEM SET UP IN SOUTH AFRICA BY THE RULING WHITE POPULATION SHORTLY AFTER THE VICTORY OF THE NATIONALIST PARTY IN 1948. BLACK AFRICANS HAD ALREADY BEEN DENIED THE VOTE EVEN BEFORE THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA WAS FORMED IN 1910. ...
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histebony (502 hits)
FORMATION: HistEbony...the blending of "history" and "ebony" ... DEFINITION: the yearlong celebration of Black History - The spelling of HistEbony is correct. The capital “E” in “ebony” is purposely used to show the formation of a portmantea ...
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