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Abdias do Nascimento

Abdias do Nascimento  

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(1914– )Brazilian playwright, artist, and political activist, a founder of the Teatro Experimental do Negro in Rio de Janeiro. TEN served as a training ground for Afro-Brazilian actors who found ...
acculturation

acculturation  

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[Th]Transference of ideas, beliefs, traditions, and sometimes artefacts by long‐term, personal contact and interaction between communities or societies. Adoption through assimilation by prolonged ...
Adams, John, On African Americans

Adams, John, On African Americans  

John Adams was born in Massachusetts in 1735 and grew up in relatively humble circumstances. After graduating from Harvard, he passed the bar and began his legal career. Adams's law ...
adoption

adoption  

In the heroic monomyth, the divine child is often adopted by menials or animals after being abandoned or threatened in some way. Oedipus, Sigurd (Siegfried), Krishna, Cybele, and Romulus and Remus ...
affirmative action

affirmative action  

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Any form of positive discrimination taken to assist or promote members of disadvantaged groups, e.g. under Affirmative Action (Equal Employment Opportunity for Women) Act 1986 (Cth). See ...
Africa

Africa  

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The second largest continent, extending south from the Mediterranean Sea and bounded by the Atlantic and Indian oceans and the Red Sea.Physical.The Equator passes through the middle of Africa, so ...
African Americans

African Americans  

A citizen or resident of the United States whose ancestry can be traced to Africa. A term intended to avoid the pejorative associations of words such as “negro” and “black.” An estimated 10 to 12 ...
African-American Publishing Outlets

African-American Publishing Outlets  

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When Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm founded the first black newspaper in 1827, a new phase in the struggle for African-American liberation began. The opening editorial of Freedom's Journal ...
Afrocentrism

Afrocentrism  

Afrocentrism is a theoretical concept that examines blacks of African descent as the subject of their experiences. It is an academic, historical approach to the study of world history. The ...
Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton  

(c. 1757–1804)US Federalist politician. He served under George Washington as First Secretary of the Treasury (1789–95) and established the US central banking system. Hamilton was a prime mover behind ...
American Colonization Society

American Colonization Society  

Founded in the USA in 1817 in order to resettle in Africa free‐born Africans and emancipated slaves. In 1821 the society bought the site of the future Monrovia, Liberia, which it controlled until ...
Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka  

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(1934– )African American playwright, poet, and activist born in Newark, New Jersey, as Everett LeRoi Jones. Throughout his career he has used his writing as an extended polemic against American ...
Anténor Joseph Firmin

Anténor Joseph Firmin  

(b. 1850; d. 19 September 1911), Haitian statesman and author.Anténor Joseph Firmin was born in Cap-Haïtien in northern Haiti. He was a gifted child who attended Haiti's premier preparatory ...
anthropology

anthropology  

In philosophical usage, a general theory of human nature, sometimes thought to be the necessary foundation of history and all social sciences. The philosophy of anthropology considers such issues as ...
anthropology and Law

anthropology and Law  

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Anthropological jurisprudence focuses on the ways in which various groups settle their disputes. Legal anthropologists argue for a contextual understanding of legal institutions, processes, and ...
Antiquity

Antiquity  

Africa is the second-largest continent on earth and home to the longest continuous human occupations. It is the site of both hominid and human origins and the location of perhaps ...
assimilation

assimilation  

[Ge]The absorption of a minority group into a majority population, during which the group takes on the values and norms of the dominant culture.
autobiography

autobiography  

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In its modern form, may be taken as writing that purposefully and self‐consciously provides an account of the author's life and incorporates feeling and introspection as well as empirical detail. In ...
barbarian

barbarian  

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While we associate Classical culture primarily with emphasis on citizenship (membership of a polis), Classical Greek literature also assigns considerable importance to defining a common Greek ...
bell hooks

bell hooks  

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(1952–)The pen-name of African-American feminist and social activist Gloria Watkins. The pen-name combines the names of her mother and grandmother and is written in lower case to signify that it is ...

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