This program brought students in Bright Futures in Ypsilanti Community Schools to a series of events centered on African American history and culture
. Bright Futures is an after-school program, based on the idea of youth voice, which offers students opportunities for academic help.
We at BIBR look forward to the Schomburg's forthcoming five-volume encyclopedia of African American history and culture
(scheduled for publication in January 2006 by Macmillan).
From the John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
comes an analysis of local political and economic actions in the post-freedom movement period, including the Claiborne County 1982 Supreme Court victory asserting the legality of political economic boycotts for political protest.
Zora Hurston's repudiation of victim status comes immediately to mind, but few of the thinkers in Henderson's genealogy take such a reductive view of African American history and culture
. Moreover, Hurston formulated theories of performance in "Characteristics of Negro Expression" sixty years ago (they were first published, coincidentally, in Cunard's Negro).
Currently the curator of exhibitions for the Smithsonian's Center for African American History and Culture
in Washington, D.C., Willis was the curator of photographs and prints at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York.
Junior Baby is created with enough narrative detail to become believable, and the style of the words and lines structured on the basis of the forms of African American speech, dance, and music and within a dense framework of casual, vernacular allusions to African American history and culture
adds to the sensation of being within the community listening to a community member talking.
The Bible, as a tribal, genealogical, and oral text, has served as a typological model for African Americans as they interpret and preserve spiritual traditions and experiences, and so has become an ineluctable part of African American history and culture
. "The Bible wasn't part of my reading," Morrison has said, "it was part of my life" (Ruas 219).