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Abolitionism

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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2010
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Abolitionism is the principle of outlawing the slave trade and the institution of slavery. In the eighteenth century, the intellectual

Adinkra

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Adinkra are visual forms that first achieved prominence among the Akan linguistic group whose members are now part of Ghana

Afikpo

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The Afikpo are a small subgroup of the Igbo, the largest ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria. The Afikpo account for

African Art

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This entry contains two subentries: An Overview; and Contemporary African Art.

Apartheid

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The ultraconservative National Party, espousing a platform of intensified racism based on the policy of apartheid (literally “apartness” or “separation”

Bambara

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The Bambara, now often also known in English as the Bamana, are the single most numerous people of the Republic

Baraka, Amiri

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Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), the leading agent of change and promoter of a new “relevant” black literature of

Baule

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The traditional objects, mathematical sense, philosophy, and beliefs of the Baule (also Baoule) people, who occupy the eastern part of

Benin and Benin Bronzes

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Benin history cannot be separated from its artworks, especially its bronzes. In other words, in discussing Benin history, the argument

Black Panthers

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The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (later simply the Black Panther Party) was born in Oakland, California, on 15 October

Blues

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Perhaps the world’s most familiar musical form, the blues, took shape in the post–Civil War American South. A syncretism of

Blyden, Edward Wilmot

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Ever the peripatetic intellectual, teacher, journalist, philosopher, and diplomat, Edward Wilmot Blyden (1832–1912) managed to be both a

Churches, African

Churches, African   Reference library

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The initials AIC generally designate a genre of various African expressions of Christian faith, meaning churches that came into existence

Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement   Reference library

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The beginnings of the civil rights movement can be traced to events associated with the reconstruction and postreconstruction eras. From

Crummell, Alexander

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Crummell was born March 1819, the son of Charity Hicks, a freeborn African American woman and a resident of

Dance

Dance   Reference library

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Dance in Africa is as diverse and as complex as the myriad of cultures and peoples on the continent. An

Douglass, Frederick

Douglass, Frederick   Reference library

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Frederick Douglass, the American slave turned statesman, was a towering figure in the struggle to gain civil and human

Du Bois, W. E. B.

Du Bois, W. E. B.   Reference library

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2010
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Having embraced a notion of transnational racial solidarity early in his career, W. E. B. Du Bois continued to elaborate

Equiano, Olaudah

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2010
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Olaudah Equiano (ca. 1745–1797) was a freed slave whose name came to be associated with the abolitionist movement in

Èshù

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Èshù (also Eshu-e.légbá, Eshu-e.légbára, and Le.gba), a character or concept in the cosmology of Yoruba and related peoples in southern

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