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Accommodationism

Accommodationism  

As African Americans fought racial prejudice in the United States following the Civil War, some black leaders proposed a strategy of accommodation. The idea of accommodation called for African ...
Alexander Crummell

Alexander Crummell  

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(1819–98),black minister of the Episcopal Church in his native U.S., after education at Cambridge and long residence in Liberia. His works include The Future of Africa (1862) and Africa and America ...
Andrew F. Brimmer

Andrew F. Brimmer  

(b. 13 September 1926),economist and educator. Some individuals are important because they exemplify the historical past, while others are important because they embody generational change toward ...
Ann Fudge

Ann Fudge  

(b. 23 April 1951), marketing executive.At the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, the marketing executive Ann Fudge gained a reputation as a highly ...
Black Family

Black Family  

The television adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots (1976), which traced the history of a black family beginning with its African progenitor, Kunta Kinte, aired to wide public acclaim in the ...
Black Press

Black Press  

The oppressed black communities of the antebellum North produced a variety of published materials. Benjamin Banneker's almanac was one of the earliest black periodicals. In the years preceding the ...
Black Towns

Black Towns  

Black women have been the cultural, social, and economic support of black towns in America for centuries. There were Senegalese enclaves in Louisiana in the 1700s. In the late eighteenth ...
Dennis Hightower

Dennis Hightower  

(b. 28 October 1941),businessperson, corporate executive, and educator. Dennis Fowler Hightower, the son of Marvin W. Hightower and Anna Virginia Hightower, was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up ...
Earl G. Graves

Earl G. Graves  

(b. 9 January 1935),publisher and corporate executive. Earl G. Graves was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, to Earl Goodwin Graves and Winifred Sealy Graves. One ...
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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Current Version:
2008

According to Josephus and Philo, wherever the Essenes lived, they were organized in cooperative fellowships, which to some extent

Economic Life

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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Current Version:
2009
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History, Regional and National History
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4,972 words

Work has always characterized African American life in the Americas. From the first arrivals in the 1610s blacks came or

Economic Life

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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6,346 words
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The economic life of African Americans cannot be looked at in isolation from political and legal activity, which often determined

Free African Americans Before the Civil War (North)

Free African Americans Before the Civil War (North)  

By 1804 all states in the northern United States had moved to end slavery through gradual emancipation laws, judicial decisions, or the inclusion of the prohibition of slavery in their ...
Free African Americans Before the Civil War (South)

Free African Americans Before the Civil War (South)  

In the decade before the Civil War, there were approximately 500,000 free African Americans in the United States, with the population split nearly equally between the free and slave states. ...
free trade

free trade  

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The flow of goods and services across national frontiers without the interference of laws, tariffs, quotas, or other restrictions. Since World War II, under the auspices of GATT and the World Trade ...
Freedman's Savings and Trust Company

Freedman's Savings and Trust Company  

The Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, commonly known as the Freedman's Bank, was chartered by Congress in March 1865 to be a repository for the personal savings of freed slaves. ...
Gender

Gender  

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It is important to understand gender as different from sexuality. Sexuality concerns physical and biological differences that distinguish males from females. Cultures construct differences in gender. ...
Great Migration, Second

Great Migration, Second  

Job opportunities and aspirations for an improved quality of life spurred the massive migration of African Americans to the North and West between the 1940s to the 1970s that became ...
Henry Parks

Henry Parks  

(b. 29 September 1916; d. 24 April 1989),entrepreneur and civic leader. Henry Green Parks Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His family later moved to Ohio for better economic ...
Judaea

Judaea  

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In Christ's time the term normally meant the most southern of the three districts (Galilee, Samaria, and Judaea) into which Palestine, west of the Jordan, was divided, but it could be used in a wider ...

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