Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture

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From the Apollo Theater to the Harlem Renaissance, from barber shop and beauty shop culture to African American holidays, family reunions, and festivals, and from the days of black baseball to the era of a black president, the culture of African Americans is truly unique and diverse. This diversity is the result of intricate customs forged in tightly woven communitiesa€”not only in the United States, but in many cases also stemming from the traditions of another continent. Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture presents information in a traditional Aa€“Z organization, capturing the essence of the customs of African Americans and presenting this rich cultural heritage through the lens of popular culture. Each entry includes historical and current information to provide a meaningful background for the topic and the perspective to appreciate its significance in a modern context. This encyclopedia is a valuable research tool that provides easy access to a wealth of information on the African American experience.Driving his 1962 Chevrolet all of this time, he won again on December 1, 1963, finishing first after 202 laps at Jacksonville Speedway in ... Inspectors required more of him than they did of white drivers; for example, he was required to repair all chips in the paint of his car. ... He was injured with broken pelvis bones, three broken ribs, multiple breaks in a leg, and a lacerated arm requiring seventy stitches.

Title:Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture
Author:Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2010-12-17


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