The Harlem Renaissance was the development of African American culture, particularly in the creative arts, and the most influential movement in the African American history. It started in the early 1920s and lasted up till the mid 1930s. During this time period, there was a lot of advancements in African American literacy, music, theatre and and visual arts. The African Americans became significant figures in the American society. The Harlem Renaissance was beneficial and had a positive impact on the African Americans because they became important figures with creativity in the American society.
Michael Jenkins The Harlem Renaissance was a wonderful time that promoted African Americans rights and position in society. This was a time where not only the colored community was raised on a prolific platform but the whole country was raised on hypothetical platform. It is important to us as American because we hold the belief in equality for everyone. We also believe in everyone getting their chance to do something in their lives which was not possible with prejudice and racism.
They turned adversity into opportunity, they developed agricultural technology to survive the natural challenges. They learned how to maximize the land’s productivity and adopted intensive methods of cultivation in order to feed the large population and allowed them to prosper. In addition, they have a well and strictly organized social structure, it gave each class duties and responsibilities that helped the civilization as a whole. Moreover, their beliefs in gods determined the ways of which the Maya adapted to their environment and organized their society. Religious ceremonies, rituals and even games bridged the gap between the natural and supernatural worlds to ensure the order and
Between 1000 AD and 1750 AD, Islam made many social, political, and economic changes to West Africa. A new Islamic Dynasty was founded in Egypt called the Fatimid Dynasty. The Fatimid Dynasty came into power right before 1000 C.E. after the split between the Shiites and Sunnis. After the invasion of the Fatimid Dynasty into Egypt, Islam began to spread through the rest of Africa.
The repercussions of the fire left Atlanta with less resources than before, ultimately taking away all that Atlanta had developed into being, yet giving the city a blank slate to become something greater. Once again, the railroad system was a huge developmental factor that contributed to the redevelopment of Atlanta. The railroads connected Atlanta to ideas and resources that existed “at the heart of the local economy, swelled the city’s numbers, connected Atlanta to distant markets,” (Ambrose) and “shaped its physical layout” (Ambrose). The benefits that Atlanta gained from this single system led to new connections and increased trade. This also supports the claims of Atlanta being the “Chicago of the South”. Wholesale and retail trade
THE RISE OF AJURAN EMPIRE. Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa. During the ancient time, Somalia is one of the most important centre for commerce with the rest of ancient world such as Egypt, Roman and British. This is because according to Charnan Simon , Somalia is the most probable location of the fabled ancient of Land of Punt. Besides, Somalia is also known for its beautiful history in several of powerful empire that dominated the regional trade.
Since the Nile flooded, the flood waters left behind fertile soil, which also helped with planting crops. Settlement, most Egyptians settled by upper Egypt, as it provided water, food, transportation and great fertile soil for growing food, Ancient Egypt would have survived without the Nile River. Since rainfall is almost non-existent in Egypt, the floods provided the only source of moisture to sustain crops. When Egyptians settled, they experienced flood cycle, a bad flood could drown crops and possibly destroy villages, a low Nile would bring severe drought and cause food shortages.
A majority of Babylonian life revolved around agriculture because its geographic location, between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, gave them a lot of fertile land. The key to wealth in the Babylonian Empire was through trade. Merchants were supported and great trading centers were built in the empire, so that the king would be able to gain wealth by taxing the foreign merchants (Bible History). Babylonians greatly succeeded in trade because of their agricultural surplus (Albright, Paragraph 23). They had more produce and access to goods that were scarce in other areas around them, so they had an advantage in trade.
The river allowed the soil on the riverbanks to be enriched with nutrients, thus allowing the Egyptians to develop agricultural practices and grow numerous crops. . The river also allowed the Egyptians to bathe, travel, catch fish and drink the water. This then resulted in a lacklustre chance of famine from occurring. The Ancient Egyptians constructed their own dwellings by creating their properties out of mud-bricks, using materials provided by the rich soil of the river Nile. They grew a large range of fruits and vegetables to consume and traded with other municipalities to obtain items and goods that they were unable to
Katso Sebina 1623703 Tutor: M Suriano Tutorial group: H The effect of the African Diaspora on cultural continuity in the Americas The African diaspora in the Atlantic world, specifically in the Americas, brought about the alteration, preservation and transmission of African culture to new environments through the transatlantic slave trade. Among the settlements of the Americas, the influence of African culture can be vividly seen in various aspects of cultural forms.
Before the arrival of the Europeans, African accomplished many achievements across all of their cities, empires and, kingdoms that defined their nation. Their achievements can be split into three groups, economics, politics, and culture. Before the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the African people developed great kingdoms in which they established a great way of life for themselves. The African empires, kingdoms and cities had a vast amount of achievements before the arrival of the Europeans, they had a great economy due to their plentiful trading, as well as a vivid culture lead by the generosity of their government. Africa 's thriving economy was mostly due to the consistent trading across the world.
In Chapter 1 and 2 of “Creating Black Americans,” author Nell Irvin Painter addresses an imperative issue in which African history and the lives of Africans are often dismissed (2) and continue to be perceived in a negative light (1). This book gives the author the chance to revive the history of Africa, being this a sacred place to provide readers with a “history of their own.” (Painter 4) The issue that Africans were depicted in a negative light impacted various artworks and educational settings in the 19th and early 20th century. For instance, in educational settings, many students were exposed to the Eurocentric Western learning which its depiction of Africa were not only biased, but racist as well.
The late 19th century, a period including Reconstruction, the Industrial Era, and “manifest destiny,” was marked by the freeing of slaves, imperialism, immense economic growth, and the rise of big businesses. (pg. 579, pg. 619, pg. 625, pg. 630)
The third book I chose to evaluate African American culture and identity is names Papa’s Mark (Battle-Lavert, 2003). This book was about a young African American boy, Simms, who had a strong passion and desire to help his father learn how to write. During this time period, African Americans were given the freedom to vote. However, Simms noticed that his father did not know how to write his own name and wanted to make sure he could by the time election day arrived. In order to achieve his goal, Simms would leave a piece of paper with his father’s name written at the top to help guide him.
During the early 1800’s, President Thomas Jefferson effectively doubled the size of the United States under the Louisiana Purchase. This set the way for Westward expansion, alongside an increase in industrialism and overall economic growth. In fact, many citizens were able to thrive and make a better living in the agricultural business than anywhere else. All seemed to be going well in this new and ever expanding country, except for one underlying issue; slavery. Many African Americans were treated as the lowest of the classes, even indistinguishable from livestock.