October 22nd is Bobby Seale Day!!! After serving for three years in the US Air Force, he was court-martialed and received a bad conduct discharge. Bobby speaking at Community Survival Conference Over the course of his life, Seale was arrested multiple times, the most major charges being his involvement at the Democratic National Convention. InSeale was indicted in Chicago for conspiracy to incite riots.
But when exposed to the written texts and more formal language of Western culture, African Americans also put pen to paper to create works of merit. For many years Western scholars considered the phrase African-American literature to be either a myth or a contradiction and either negated or dismissed the rich body of writing by Americans of African descent.
Today those songs run deep like a river in the souls of black folks and reverberate and resound in the antiphonal call-and-response iv Introduction her Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moralthe first known collection of poems to be published by an enslaved black person.
Witnesses to and participants in the horrific system of chattel slavery, early writers such as Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, and Linda Brent Harriet Jacobs wrote their way to freedom with the publication of their respective works, The Interesting Narrative.
These now-acknowledged classic texts are clear evidence of the way Africans and African Americans directly affected the development of Western literature and even intellectual history.
Like the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the U. Constitution, documents that undergird Western thought and philosophy, Equiano and Douglass have much to say about the true meaning of freedom, the rights of the individual particularly in a democracyand universal human rights. Many of these ideas were echoed and added to by other 19th-century African-American writers, of fiction and nonfiction, many of whom were fierce abolitionists, including William W.
Garnet, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. African Americans entered the 20th century with cadences of progression and precision grounded in determination, spirituality, and literacy. If, however, the vistas disclosed as yet no goal, no resting place, little but flattery and criticism, the journey at least gave leisure for reflection and self-examination; it changed the child of Emancipation to the youth with v dawning self-consciousness, self-realization, and self-respect.
In those sombre forests of his striving his own soul rose before him, and he saw himself, darkly as through a veil; and yet he saw in himself some faint revelation of his power, of his mission. He began to have a dim feeling that, to attain his place in the world, he must be himself and not another.
In light of the racial realities and marginalization faced by African Americans, these accomplishments did not come easily. In fact, from a legal perspective, the double-conscious striving of African Americans lasted into the middle of the 20th century.
Black writers, particularly Richard Wright, considered it their responsibility to fight the same battle for equality, as exhibited in their work.
Were all things equal, Fuller maintains, there would be no problem. Even a cursory review of the 20th-century debate over the existence, much less the value, of an African-American literary tradition—often engaged in by white critics and scholars, including Robert Bone, C.
It fell to Bone to define with clarity not only what white Western scholars saw as the problem but also what the dilemma was for the African-American writer.
Bone wrote in his now-classic text, The Negro Novel in America The Negro must still structure his life in terms of a culture to which he is denied full access. He is at once a part of and apart from the wider community in which he lives. His adjustment to the dominant culture is marked by a conflicting pattern of identification and rejection.
His deepest psychological impulses alternate between magnetic poles of assimilation and Negro nationalism. Most scholars agree that in the s and s, the Black Aesthetics and Black Arts movements challenged the hierarchy with radical and militant voices that spoke cacophonously black, insisting that blacks were not victims but agents.
For example, Baraka identified blacks as magicians who own the night. Semple; and the bitingly satirical voice of The Boondocks comic strip. African-American writers of serious and popular literature have never been more influential.
African-American writers are noted for embracing, validating, and proclaiming an America that is diverse, beautiful, and complex. This volume includes entries on major and minor writers, including writers of fiction and nonfiction, poets, dramatists, and critics, as well as entries on the finest works of African-American literature, from all genres and time periods.
Finally, this volume includes discussions of the major critical and theoretical schools and scholars that have influenced the perception and reception of this body of material, as well as entries on important terms, themes, historical events, and more.
Entries are cross-referenced for ease of use.
Given the successful movement toward validation and inclusivity witnessed today, the editors found it imperative to include a handful of representative voices from hip-hop culture, and specifically from rap poetry. Our intention does not signal, in any way, a decision to be blind to, supportive of, or cavalier about the pervasive colonialist, nihilistic, oppressive, drug-promoting, homophobic, lust-filled, and misogynist messages of many rap videos and lyrics, often, but not exclusively, by gangster rappers.
We do not mean to endorse such particular views or ideologies. However, we recognize that hip-hop culture is firmly rooted in the call-and-response cadence that undergirds African-American culture in general and the African-American literary tradition specifically and that can be heard in everything from Negro spirituals, work songs, blues, and jazz to the poetry of Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Introduction Nikki Giovanni, and Kevin Young.
Ultimately, what attracts us to hip-hop culture and rap is the seeming continuity and resonance between it and the Black Arts Movement apparent in the often raw, unveiled, and unsilenced voices of many hip-hop artists, including Tupac Shakur, Queen Latifah, and Public Enemy, who use their lyrics, poetry, and fiction as social and political vehicles of comment.
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Peg Leg Bates was born Clayton Bates in Fountain Inn, South Carolina on October 11, , the son of Rufus and Emma Stewart Bates.
By age five, the talented youngster was dancing on the streets of Fountain Inn for pennies and nickels. At age twelve, he lost of portion of his leg left and two fingers in a cotton gin accident. biography, ACHF.
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