African American

Designates the styles surrounding the culture and heritage of African Americans in North America. The styles capture the essence of the African American experience and how personal and political rebellion and triumphs over prejudice and social adversity have enriched and contributed to the music, art, and literature of American culture as a whole.

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7741
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African American
Afro-American
Black
Negro
Afro-Amerikaans Dutch
Afroamericano Spanish

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Designates the styles, culture, and heritage of Americans of African descent in North America. The styles capture the essence of the African American experience and how personal and political rebellion and triumphs over prejudice and social adversity have enriched and contributed to the music, art, and literature of American culture as a whole.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300018125. The J. Paul Getty Trust.