America Is Me: 170 Fresh Questions and Answers on Black by Kennell Jackson

By Kennell Jackson

Using a question-and-answer layout and organized chronologically through period, this readable, energetic learn examines hundred key features of African-American historical past and tradition, from slavery to the humanities, sciences, civil rights circulation, and extra. journey.

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But to no avail. The trading in Africans galloped ahead, its growth dependent on a tight partnership between European traders and African rulers. ” Together, they pursued profits and power. From this evil partnership came the spread of Old Africa’s peoples into the new settlements across the Atlantic. RESOURCES Adler, Peter, and Nicholas Barnard. African Majesty: The Textile Art of the Ashanti and Ewe. London: Thames and Hudson, 1992. Text with textile artwork. Clayton, Peter A. Chronicle of the Pharaohs: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt.

African and Africans: In the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400–1680. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Van Sertima, Ivan. They Came Before Columbus. New York: Random House, 1976. Vlach, John Michael. The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1990. Text with photos. TEXTS FOR YOUTH Roehrig, Catherine. Fun with Hieroglyphs: Guidebook, Rubber Stamps, and Ink Pad. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1990. Hyman, Mark. Blacks Before America. : Africa World Press, 1994.

On Monday, April 28, 1969, Nixon was discussing welfare reform. Suddenly, he veered from the subject. Nixon, Haldeman reports, “pointed out that there has never in history been an ade- Living Gifts from Old Africa / 23 quate Black nation, and they [Blacks] are the only race of which this is true…. ” This was Nixon’s way of saying that American Blacks had done poorly, that they were the welfare wards of America. ” Nixon’s few words were volatile ones. First, by claiming that Blacks had “never in history” produced a decent nation, he was harshly judging the whole of Black history.

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