Black History Culture : HISTORY AND CULTURE EXAMPLES...

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  1. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A History and Culture Exam for the unitiated... I will ask whether a particular example is best explained as an example of history or culture...

    THE LAUNCHING OF MARCUS GARVEY'S BLACK STAR LINE...
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    GRANDMA'S QUILT WITH AFRICAN FRACTAL DESIGNS...
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION...
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    MALCOLM X BORN MAY 19, 1925...
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    MALCOLM X ASSASSINATED FEB 21, 1965
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    AFRO CUBAN CONGA DRUMS...
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    BLACK-EYED PEAS OR RED BEANS WITH RICE(SOUL FOOD)...
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    BLUES, JAZZ, REGGAE, AND SAMBA...
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:


    THE 1955 MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY FORMED IN 1966
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    BARRY BONDS HIT'S NUMBER HR # 713 MAY 7, 2006
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    MY FIRST CHILD BORN JUNE, 1978
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    MY MOM PASSES IN SEPT, 2000
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    HIPHOP, RAP, AND BREAK DANCING...
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:


    FUNK MUSIC
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:


    Again, which of these examples represents our culture, and which represents our history... Are they interchangeable??? THINK before you answer that question...

    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
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    Okay Brother Isaiah ... i'm gonna try this ... i went and got some definitions of culture and history, and will apply them to the test below.


    Culture
    noun: a particular society at a particular time and place
    noun: the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization

    History
    noun: the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings
    noun: all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge
    noun: a record or narrative description of past events




    Yes, i think that culture and history are quite interchangeable.

    It's almost like splitting hairs.

    Brother Isaiah ... thanks for the exercise, can't wait to receive my "A"! :look:

    :heart:

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    So you are saying that this:


    AFRO CUBAN CONGA DRUMS...
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    Again ... i'd say both, for the same reasons above. It speaks to a time in the past, and a particular society at a particular time and place (up to and including today).



    BLACK-EYED PEAS OR RED BEANS WITH RICE(SOUL FOOD)...
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    Again ... i'd say both, for the same reasons above. It speaks to a time in the past, and a particular society at a particular time and place (up to and including today).



    BLUES, JAZZ, REGGAE, AND SAMBA...
    HISTORY OR CULTURE
    ANSWER:

    Again ... i'd say both, for the same reasons above. It speaks to a time in the past, and a particular society at a particular time and place (up to and including today).

    is equivalent to: History
    noun: the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings
    noun: all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge
    noun: a record or narrative description of past events[/COLOR]

    ...that a conga drum or grandma's quilt are a record of past events, a discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings... You mean the quilt and the conga drum are "past events", or that my last 5 posts are culture, maybe??? Hiphop is an EVENT that happened once, and never happend again... Break Dancing is an event that happened one time, and never recurred, and so is Black-Eyed peas and Red Beans and Rice... History every night in New Orleans, I guess...

    Alright, it's clear, and I'm gonna move on... There are none so blind as those who REFUSE to see...



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    Brother Isaiah ... i'm sorry you've grown so impatient with my slow pace. Nonetheless, i do appreciate the time and energy you've given. Perhaps someone else will be able to pick up where you left off, and help me see what you are trying to show me.

    I'm of the understanding, that anything that happened prior to RIGHT NOW, is a part of history. All of yesterday is as equally a part of history, as a thousands years ago. All the things that made yesterdays what they were, are also a part of that history. If yesterday had a congo drum, black eyed peas, or your Grandmother's quilt in it, they too are a part of that history. The history itself is set in the culture of that day. I don't see how you can separate one from the other, when they are so closely meshed together.

    The effort to make a great distinction between the two, culture and history, when our history embodies our culture, and our culture embodies our history ... just doesn't make a lot of sense to me ... it's like splitting hairs.

    But again, thanks for your effort.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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