Ethnic and Racial Identities

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Ethnic and Racial Identities

Ethnic and Racial Identities


Lecture number:
5
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Indiana University, Bloomington
Course:
Aaad-A 150 - Surv Cultr of Black Americans
Edition:
1

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AAAD 150 1nd Edition Lecture 5 Outline of Last Lecture I. Religion and Spirituals Outline of Current Lecture II. Language and Literature in the African Diaspora III. Ethnic and Racial Identities a. Africans and Indians IV. Minority Status Current Lecture I. Language and Literature in the African Diaspora  Every African transported had to learn at least one new language  [18th Century] Black authors would use these languages to describe their experiences and demand freedom  Benjamin Baneker o First black American scientist o Seen as proof that blacks have high mental capabilities and therefore slavery was wrong  Phillis Wheatley o Poems dedicated to George Washington and Methodist preacher George Whitefield o Reminded readers that Africans possessed full humanity and deserved freedom o Her voice was muffled  Not free to speak her mind  Refers to Africa as “pagan land”  Writing in European Languages helped reach to people who did not speak African languages  Segmented African Diaspora o Because families back in Africa wouldn’t be able to speak European (and others) and blacks who grew up outside of Africa wouldn’t be able to speak African Languages II. Ethnic and Racial Identities These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.



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