Black History Culture : AFRICANISMS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN MATERIAL CULTURE...

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  1. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Africanisms in African-American Material Culture:
    An Annotated Bibliography
    By Marie Turner Wright

    Contrary to the beliefs of some historians, sociologist and anthropologists, neither the Middle Passage nor Colonial America acculturation completely erased memories of the domestic arts Africans practice before they were enslaved in the Americas. The tendency once was to assume that in those instances where Africans did not bring African-made artifacts with them in the slave ships, there was no possibility that any of them would be able to reproduce their ancestral material culture.
    The appearance of artifacts, particularly in the Southern states of North America, areas of South America and the Caribbean, confirm the survival of African practices in the material culture of African-Americans in regions where Africans were enslaved. The survival of these cultural artifacts is a reality that exists three hundred years later in physical realities.

    This bibliography is a listing of journal articles, books, museum catalogs and Internet Sites that document material culture Africanisms among the peoples of African descent, focusing on North America, and the New World culture they helped to create. Extensive research into African American music genres, musical instruments and folk tales has been done by numerous scholars. Even though material culture survival studies began long before Melville Herskovits' Myth of the African Past, the widespread recognition of truths unveiled through these studies have not become as much a part of our popular culture as the acceptance of African influences on American visual and aural arts.

    http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/subjectareas/aas/survivals.html

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  2. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This particular webpage provides RESOURCE MATEriALS for the study of how African Americans retained and TRANSFORMED the African Culture our ancestors came here with...

    The Bibliography is something each of us should print out, and go to the library with if we want to study and understand those things which are African in origin, and those things we assimilated from white folks... Too many of us believe we owe everything to white folks, because we have not done much research on what we gave to them...

    Let's do the research, so that we don't have to be in the dark about these things...

    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
  3. Ralfa'il

    Ralfa'il Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I think the inheritance from our African ancestors is more physiological than anything else.


    Our abundance of fast-twitching muscle fibers not only makes us naturaly stronger but allows us more muscular control enbabling us to keep a beat and be more rhythmic than most other peoples.

    That's why we excel in the arts and entertainment regardless of the nation we're found in or culture we are under.


    Infact, anyone with our genetics in them seem to be better at sports, entertainment, and the arts than the general population.

    Look at the Italians who are generally better at singing, sports, and style than other Europeans.
     
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    SAMURAI36 Banned MEMBER

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    There are far more factors of our legacy that has lasted all throughout the Diaspora, than just the physiological.

    Our propensity for bass-heavy music, various hair styles, colloqialisms and colorful sing-song language style, art and other forms of creativity by far surpass the physiological.

    These things are mental, pyschological and even spiritual in nature. These are things that the white man has never been able to loosen from our inherent foundations.

    The moment that we lose sight of the fact that we are spiritual beings in flesh suits and not vice versa, is the moment we lose our Birth Right as Gods and Goddesses of the Planet Earth.

    PEACE
     
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    OmowaleX Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Good resource materials....
     
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