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The African Colonization Movement In Georgia: The Expatriation Of Freeborn And Emancipated Blacks, 1817-1860, Falechiondro Karcheik Sims-Alvarado Aug 2001

The African Colonization Movement In Georgia: The Expatriation Of Freeborn And Emancipated Blacks, 1817-1860, Falechiondro Karcheik Sims-Alvarado

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This research examines the internal and external forces that motivated freeborn and emancipated black Georgians to emigrate to Africa during the African Colonization Movement, 1817-1860. Throughout the study, qualitative and quantitative data were used to analyze the reasons why antebellum black Georgians embraced the ideas of black expatriation. The qualitative data consisted of the writings of black opponents as well as the writings of the proponents of African colonization, including Georgia émigrés, and the agents of the American Colonization Society. The quantitative data consisted of the number of emigrants who resettled to Africa and their survival rate in the newly ...


A Study Of Black Female Political Participation In Atlanta, Georgia, Carmen Victoria Walker May 1998

A Study Of Black Female Political Participation In Atlanta, Georgia, Carmen Victoria Walker

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This thesis will examine historical and contemporary forms of black women's political participation in America. This research will also examine a 1997 survey of black women's political participation in Atlanta, Georgia to argue that contemporary black women's activism has encompassed both electoral and non-electoral activism and is not atypical. Most of the existing research on women, however, posits black women's activism to be an anomaly. However, black women have participated in both traditional and nontraditional forms of political activity. It is argued that black women's level and style of political activism has been influenced by ...


The Kongo Cosmogram: A Theory In African-American Literature, Corey C. Stayton May 1997

The Kongo Cosmogram: A Theory In African-American Literature, Corey C. Stayton

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This study examines the use of Kongo cosmology as a theory of reading African-American literature. By analyzing the philosophical modes and belief systems of the Bakongo people, a general view of their cosmos is constructed and establishes the Kongo cosmogram used as the basis of this study.

The community, crossroads, elders, and circularity of life all prove to be crucial elements in the Kongo cosmogram. These elements all have respective roles in the operation of the Kongo cosmogram as a literary theory.

As the focus shifts from Africa to America, a study of how the Kongo cosmogram is disrupted by ...


Toward A Literary Theory Of Outlyerism: An Outlyerist Reading Of Michelle Cliff's Abeng And No Telephone To Heaven, Suzette A. Spencer May 1996

Toward A Literary Theory Of Outlyerism: An Outlyerist Reading Of Michelle Cliff's Abeng And No Telephone To Heaven, Suzette A. Spencer

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This study explores the relationship of the Outlyer/Maroon tradition and historical reality to the form and content of Michelle Cliffs novels Abeng and No Telephone to Heaven in order to demonstrate how a literary theory of Outlyerism derives from distinct aspects and phenomena of Outlyer/Maroon culture and tradition. The social, political, and military strategies used by Outlyers can be roughly grouped into eight categories: 1. Conjuring 2. Camouflage 3. Creolization 4. Rapid movements from one area to another 5. Military Ambush 6. Primacy of Elders 7. Primacy of Rituals 8. Use of communciative instruments in a network of ...


Africana Women's Voices From The South: Focusing On Women's Issues Of The Past For Definition, Identification, And Clarification In The Presnet, Alvelyn J. Sanders May 1996

Africana Women's Voices From The South: Focusing On Women's Issues Of The Past For Definition, Identification, And Clarification In The Presnet, Alvelyn J. Sanders

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This study discussed the significant link between Anna Julia Cooper's A Voice from the South (1892) and the work of twentieth-century, black, Southern women writers through their exploration of specific issues, black feminist theory, and the conditions under which they were written.

This thesis was based on the premise that Cooper's text can provide clarification for contemporary black women's issues, show a continuum in the work of Southern writers, and prove that similar conditions exist today for black women as in the nineteenth century.

Chapter One defines some of the similar issues found in Cooper's work ...


Exploring The Contributions Of John G. Jackson To African Historiography, C. Anthony Usher May 1994

Exploring The Contributions Of John G. Jackson To African Historiography, C. Anthony Usher

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This thesis offers a comprehensive examination of the intellectual contributions of John Glover Jackson, an African American historian. Jackson, similiar to many other African American scholars, is self trained in the field of African history. This self training is a crucial element in this presentation for it is an attempt to present the autodidact's efforts and contributions as valid. This attempt reviews the archeological, anthropological, and cultural evidence presented by Jackson relating to his interpretations of man, God, and civilization.

The methodology utilized in this research consists mainly of examining secondary data. Primary materials include interviews, video recordings, and ...


The African Presence In The Novels Of Paule Marshall, Angela Harrington Rice Apr 1993

The African Presence In The Novels Of Paule Marshall, Angela Harrington Rice

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The novels written by Paule Marshall are examined chronologically to demonstrate how Africa functions and is represented in her works. Published interviews and essays by Marshall are also examined, as well as critical analysis of her works by scholars.

Africa is present in Paule Marshall's novels through ritual, history, language, and myth. Paule Marshall's work demonstrates how Africanisms operate in the United States and in the Caribbean. She articulates the need for people throughout the African diaspora to confront and use the past as a vehicle for empowerment. Marshall's protagonists are women who find that when they ...


W.E.B Dubois And The Use Of Social Science And Fiction In The Fight Against American Racism 1897-1911, Bruce Edward Twyman Apr 1991

W.E.B Dubois And The Use Of Social Science And Fiction In The Fight Against American Racism 1897-1911, Bruce Edward Twyman

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Between 1897 and 1911, W.E.B. Du Bois was vigorously involved in the fight against American racism. In this struggle he used both social scientific methodology and fiction. However, he decided that social science would be his primary tool. Du Bois thought racism was based on misconceptions, and he believed these could be overcome with scientific studies. This thesis will examine how DuBois developed his scientific beliefs, and the extent to which Booker T. Washington and his supporters obstructed DuBois's scientific plans. In this regard, the thesis will explore the special significance of his first novel, The Quest ...


Baptized By Fire: The Role Of The Antebellum Black Woman In Black Resistance, Andrea Blair Williams Jul 1988

Baptized By Fire: The Role Of The Antebellum Black Woman In Black Resistance, Andrea Blair Williams

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This paper will reassess the role of the Black woman in Black resistance before the Civil War. In the process it will attempt to destroy two myths: 1) that Blacks were passive victims of slavery and oppression and 2) that those persons who did resist their victimization were men. It will point out that the Black woman's oppression under slavery was certainly different and arguably worse than the Black male's because she was sexually oppressed. Finally, it will show that Black women equally challenged slavery along with their male counterparts, using the same methods as they as well ...


The Young Black Male In Foster Care: The St. Vincent's Hall Experience, Robert L. Tate Jr. Jul 1982

The Young Black Male In Foster Care: The St. Vincent's Hall Experience, Robert L. Tate Jr.

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The primary intent of this thesis is to examine foster care services. An attempt has been made to study, from a dual perspective, the relevance of discharge and the relevance of foster care services for Black children and the Black community.

Juvenile boys are increasingly exhibiting behavioral problems such that the family is having to look outside of the nuclear and extended units for supportive alternatives. While the intent of the thesis is to examine discharge and Black children in foster care, the major concern is the institutionalization of Black males and the impact this syndrome is having on the ...


Television Programming And Atlanta's Black Audience: A Charter, Deidre Mcdonald Williams May 1978

Television Programming And Atlanta's Black Audience: A Charter, Deidre Mcdonald Williams

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No abstract provided.


New World Black Festivals And Ceremonies From An African Perspective An Annotated Bibliography, Juah Helyn Togba Jul 1974

New World Black Festivals And Ceremonies From An African Perspective An Annotated Bibliography, Juah Helyn Togba

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No abstract provided.


Black Drama Of The Sixties: A Reflection Of The Black Experience In America, Brenda Dianne Watson Dec 1972

Black Drama Of The Sixties: A Reflection Of The Black Experience In America, Brenda Dianne Watson

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No abstract provided.