Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He was given a middle class upbringing and attended Harvard Law School. Before he became President he continually was working for the greater good of the Illinois state senate and his community recognising what the publics needs and wants were. When Barack Obama won the election on 4th of November 2008 and was inaugurated on 20th of January 2009, he became the first ever African American President in The United States history. Historians have seen a similar connectedness between Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr, as they were both African Americans fighting for the greater good of America and wanting the American dream for all the citizens of
Whether it is a poem by Maya Angelou or a hip-hop song by Nas, it all has a feeling of expression that someone or a whole group of people can relate too. The format that the slaves used in their gospels are still present in today’s form of music. The vernacular tradition is an ever growing art form as said in the text “black vernacular forms are works in progress, experiment in a still new country” (pg.8). In African American history this vernacular art which is used day in and day out is a way of life, a way of survival, and a way of hope. African Americans have been subjected for centuries, no matter it be 300 years ago or yesterday you can hear that oppression being expressed in the music, speeches, poems, screen plays, a gospel, or just about any art form.
Shadricka Thompson December 12, 2011 African American History I HIST 221 A To me the author has really emphasized no to give up on your dream. There were many sacrifices that African Americans have made it out poverty. Through all the negative statistics and discrimination black economic empowerment has continued to overcome and survive depression, recession, and recovered. African Americans were the most integral part of the economic history of our nation by creating economic growth and development in ways that were not acknowledge by white society. A few major points are: How Mr. Frank known as Free Frank a saltpeter minims and production operation owner bought his own freedom then bought sixteen other family members as well as founded the town of Philadelphia, Illinois in 1836.
The joys and the sadness in the lives of enslaved African Americans. African Americans have a very unique culture. It has been around for many years, actually decades. African Americans are symbolized from their culture. Some of the ways that they express their culture is through there food and dance.
He began playing the jazz saxophone, and by the time he graduated from high school, many considered him the best saxophonist in the city.”(Biography) Bill Clinton looked up to two people that inspired him dearly they were John F Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In High School Bill was selected to go to Washington D.C. for all Boys Nation it’s was a special youth event there. Bill was one of the first to meet John F. Kennedy and shake his hand. That same year he got to watch the famous speech from Dr. Martin Luther King “I have a dream” on television. Bill put a lot of work into his school work that he earned an academic scholarship and a music scholarship since he was great playing the saxophone.
They do this mainly to avoid shame; because they the importance of a black man’s existence. Now, as time progresses and after blacks have fought so hard for social positions in America, the black community is granted a month to celebrate their history; and the month of the year at that. Every year in the month of February, many of the members of the black community join in the celebration of history that have been hidden for many years and that is still not taught in many public schools nationwide. One would argue that black history is not relevant to African Americans nowadays, but is it their fault that they do not know their true history? A student at Spelman College, after taking the course, African Diaspora and the World, will know much more than any other black individual who is attending high school, especially those that are predominantly white.
Chinua Achebe Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe known as Chinua Achebe is a Nigerian Novelist, Poet, Professor and Critic. Chinua Achebe was born in the Igbo town of Ogidi in south-eastern Nigeria, on the 16th November 1930 (now 80). Achebe had won a scholarship for undergraduate studies and became a student of the first University in Nigeria. There Achebe became fascinated with world religions and traditional African culture and started to write stories. After graduation Chinua Achebe worked for the Nigerian broadcasting and moved to the metropolis of Lagos where he continued to write.
Many of his novels address the post-colonial social and political issues that Nigeria still faces. Achebe was considered the father of modern African literature. He was also an essayist and English literature professor at Bard College located in New York as well as the University of Nigeria. For over a decade, Achebe worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Company. He founded a publishing company in 1971 and a bilingual magazine called Uwa ndi Igbo in 1984.
This is because of different classifications of varieties as either languages or dialects. Ethnologue lists a total of 79 languages. Ethnicitity: There are over a hundred different ethnic groups in Ghana, each with its own language and culture. The largest group are the Ashanti. the Fante and the Asante groups are part of the Akan.
In many ways, Martin Luther King’s dream has come true, but there are still many places that discriminate against people based on their religion, skin colour, etc. African American students can go to schools with white students, they can all eat in the same restaurants together, and some even marry one another. Segregation is kept out of school and communities so the children of today are able to have better lives. Martin Luther King’s dream was that everyone could be free. The biggest way Martin Luther King's dream has been fulfilled is that America has an African American president, Barack Obama.