Betye Saar was born, Betye Irene Brown, on July 30, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Betye Saar is an American artist and educator. She is well-known for her gatherings that ridiculed racist attitudes about African Americans and for fittings that featuring mystical themes. Saar attended the University of California at Los Angeles from 1945 to 1949 and received a Bachelor’s degree in design. After receiving her BA degree, she worked as a social worker while she studied education and printmaking at California State University at Long Beach.
George Clinton refers to these qualities specifically in his Mothership Connection album, by referencing the great pyramids and singing of "partying on the mothership" (Clinton 1). This call to celebration in Egypt pays testament to the African country's natural beauty, resources, intellectual contributions, and architectural wonders. Many musical works lament the removal of black people from this nurturing environment, such as the popular spiritual "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child". Additionally, slavery-era artwork displayed a longing to reach home, as coded quilts used special patterns to disguise geographic locations to freedom, symbolizing the seen and unseen worlds (Anderson & Jones 27). The Atlantic slave trade lead to feelings of otherworldliness and alienation, which led to imaginings about alternate
Langston poetry always showed his strong commitment to social justice in the 1930s, throughout the Great Depression, his political beliefs turned radical[endnoteRef:15]6. He portrayed heavily on his urban experience in work[endnoteRef:16]6. Hughes used element of spirituals for the African Americans church in the finals version of the poem[endnoteRef:17]6 ? When Sue Wears Red?[endnoteRef:18]6.
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Introduction The book written by the award winning writer, Kadir Nelson, depicts the ambition of the book from the title that gives a general idea of what the book entails. The book is an awe-inspiring and grand survey of the experiences that black people went through in America and the illustrations depicted in the picture book shows the suffering s and hardships that they went through. The book is a well-illustrated, 108 page book that helps to explain the plight of black people in the America society since slavery times. The writer through his book employs the use of a family narrative based on fictional characters, where he relays the black people history through the elderly black woman’s voice, which is both friendly and physical as she narrates her family’s treatment and also that of African-Americans in native America since slavery time (Nolan, 2011).
(n.d.). Retrieved February 11, 2018, from http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/surrealism/Origins-of-Surrealism.html Modern Surrealism and How It Is Used in Design Today. (2017, November 08). Retrieved February 11, 2018, from https://1stwebdesigner.com/modern- surrealism/ The impact of Surrealism in contemorary culture, art, cinema and fashion.
Fighting the Hate of Beauty Toni Morrison is an author who loves to write about black experiences. She published her first book in 1970 were racism was still a big topic. In her novel she like to give people an idea of what the daily struggle it is to be an African American. Morrison is one of the best authors that portrays a struggle in society because she is never scared to write the truth. Some of Morrison works are very vivid to really illustrate the whole picture she paints through the novel.
I could personally related to this book because much of her experience sounded similar to what my parents faced during the civil war that was happening in there country. I’m still thankful to this day that I was placed into the program because my spark into reading began after being in that class. Over time, there’s been many stories and articles that have helped shaped me who I am today. For instance, a deep connection to a written language would have to be The Politics of Black Women hair by Althea Price. I deeply connected to this book because this book primarily talked about how there’s racist deceptions about afro-textured hair along with how young black women often try so hard to fit in with their peers who often fall into peer pressure of straightening their hair.
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In the novel “Kindred ” By Octavia E. Butler, we travel back to a time were slavery and racism was at its peak when we are given the opportunity to see through the eyes of African American woman named Dana. Dana and her white husband, Kevin, get stuck between these two dimensions in time and get a real glimpse on what it is like to physically be in the 1800’s when they are exposed to this unfamiliar environment. As the author suggests to the reader to use their imagination and heighten their senses, they discover the true struggle of being an African American body and the process of waking up from the creation of racism. Dana also awakens to the emotional, physical, psychological trauma from the experiences she faces as a slave herself. During her warp though time, she endures much agony, fear, and difficulty that rudely awakens her to the harsh reality of Racism.
Ikea Hicks November 20, 2015 Professor Jensen Religion Studies 102 What is Voodoo? When I first looked at the research assignment, I knew within seconds that I would be interested in writing about Voodoo. I choose Voodoo for many reasons! The first reason is that I know a little bit about the religion already and the second reason is that I would like to learn more about it.
Vicki L. Ruiz is a Chicano/Latino studies and History professor from UC Davis whose research focused on Latina feminists from 1900-1930. She made it a point that many only focus on the chicana feminists of the 20th century or only focus on the Latino narratives revolving around U.S. history. Ruiz decided to base her research and this talk on two Latina feminists: Luisa Capetillo and Luisa Moreno. Luisa Capetillo was born on October 28, 1879 in Puerto Rico and was raised in a modest household.
Frances Harper was one of the most prominent African American poets during this time period. Frances Harper was not only important for her work as a poet but also for her work she did in helping with the Underground Railroad. Frances Harper worked directly with slave fugitives proving that she was going to do what it takes to help those people. Frances Harper’s second book, Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects I think helps make her a prominent writer. The book includes the poems “Eliza Harris” and “The Slave Auction” that attack slavery directly.