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African American Hair, Freedom, and Civil Rights: Using Film, Media, and African American Hair Styles to Analyze Civil Rights

Aisha Al-Muid
Keywords: film, freedom, Hair, civil rights, Media, African American, cinema


To Write with Fire: Unapologetic Poets of the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movement

Wendi Mungai Umoren
Keywords: poetry, black arts movement, literary period, Harlem Renaissance, African American, aesthetics, racism, revolution


Looking at the Black Experience in America Through African American Poetry

Joyce Arnosky
Keywords: poems, poetry, Black experience in America, History, African American, writing, Reading, 5th grade

The African American and the Woman Suffrage Movement

Myrtle Bastien
Keywords: disenfranchised, class discrimination, important struggle, partisan interests, High School, gender discrimination, African American, racial discrimination, African American women, right to vote

Early Abolitionists in Philadelphia

Sandy O’Keefe
Keywords: end to slavery, Colonial America, Philadelphia, anti-slavery, abolitionists, 8th grade, African American, Quakers


The African, Caribbean and African American Cultural Connection

Keysiah M. Middleton
Keywords: connect to Africa, pride, dance, cultural expression, Black Atlantic, language, interlinked groups, Music, Food, African American, African, aesthetic values, shared awareness, shared African background

Folktales: Trickster Stories Across Time – From African Ancestors to African American Rappers

Wilda Hayward
Keywords: Middle Passage, anthropology, legacy, ESOL, hip-hop, folktales, African, African American, African folktales, West African storytellers, African Diaspora, rap, trickster stories

Using Rap Lyrics as a Resource in the Secondary English Classroom

Lisa Kelly
Keywords: comments on current events, enjoy, city students, Bronx, literary styles, literary skills, literary devices, analyze, African American, tells stories, African-based American art form, rap music, rap tells stories, relevant to student life, trace themes


Dance, Readings, Acting, Music, and Art (D.R.A.M.A.): A Study of African American Performing and Visual Arts in the 1940s – 1950s

Leslie Carlis
Keywords: dance, Art, performing arts, Music, African American, acting, visual arts, Reading

Paul Robeson, African-American Artist, and the McCarthy Era

Carole Chernecky
Keywords: Elgnish, Drama, artist, Art, Identity, Paul Robeson, African American, social justice, social studies, American Literature

The Harlem Renaissance

Richard P. Holmes
Keywords: Literature, dance, Music, History, African American, African American art, The Harlem Renaissance, African American History