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Africanisms

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — African Studies.

Africanisms refer to African cultural and linguistic practices that survived the passage across the Atlantic Ocean, including language, music, dance, medicine, folk culture, food...

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Free African Society

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — United States History.

Established in the eighteenth century, one of the first African American religious organizations to provide blacks with a place of worship and a place to meet and organize politically.

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Jacobus Capitein

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — United States History.

(b. c. 1717; d. 1 July 1747), minister and missionary of the Dutch Reformed Church.

Jacobus Capitein was one of the first Africans to be educated in Europe, ordained in ...

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John Henrik Clarke

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — African Studies.

An author and historian who spent most of his life studying the role of Africans in world history, John Henrik Clarke, born 1 January 1915 in Union Springs, Alabama, was ...

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Maulana Karenga

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — United States History.

Maulana Karenga, born 14 July 1941, is an African American scholar, author, and political activist. Born on a poultry farm in Parsonsburg, Maryland, Karenga is the fourteenth child of a ...

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