National Museum Of African American History And Culture

Author: National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 158834570X
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Shares some of the treasures of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's collections, including a hymn book owned by Harriet Tubman, an open-cockpit Tuskegee Airmen trainer plane; and Muhammad Ali's headgear.

Dark Tourism And Pilgrimage

Author: Daniel H. Olson
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1789241871
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In recent years there has been a growth in both the practice and research of dark tourism; the phenomenon of visiting sites of tragedy or disaster. Expanding on this trend, this book examines dark tourism through the new lens of pilgrimage. It focuses on dark tourism sites as pilgrimage destinations, dark tourists as pilgrims, and pilgrimage as a form of dark tourism. Taking a broad definition of pilgrimage so as to consider aspects of both religious and non-religious travel that might be considered pilgrimage-like, it covers theories and histories of dark tourism and pilgrimage, pilgrimage to dark tourism sites, and experience design. A key resource for researchers and students of heritage, tourism and pilgrimage, this book will also be of great interest to those studying anthropology, religious studies and related social science subjects.

Keywords For African American Studies

Author: Erica R. Edwards
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479888532
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A new vocabulary for African American Studies As the longest-standing interdisciplinary field, African American Studies has laid the foundation for critically analyzing issues of race, ethnicity, and culture within the academy and beyond. This volume assembles the keywords of this field for the first time, exploring not only the history of those categories but their continued relevance in the contemporary moment. Taking up a vast array of issues such as slavery, colonialism, prison expansion, sexuality, gender, feminism, war, and popular culture, Keywords for African American Studies showcases the startling breadth that characterizes the field. Featuring an august group of contributors across the social sciences and the humanities, the keywords assembled within the pages of this volume exemplify the depth and range of scholarly inquiry into Black life in the United States. Connecting lineages of Black knowledge production to contemporary considerations of race, gender, class, and sexuality, Keywords for African American Studies provides a model for how the scholarship of the field can meet the challenges of our social world.

Richmond Virginia

Author: Elvatrice Parker Belsches
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738514031
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Richmond, Virginia boasts a proud legacy of achievement among its African-American residents. Known as the birthplace of black capitalism, Richmond had at the turn of the 20th century one of the largest black business districts in America. Medical pioneers, civil rights activists, education leaders, and enterprising bankers are listed among the city's African-American sons and daughters. As individuals these men and women made their mark not only on Richmond's, but also the nation's, history. As a community, they have endured centuries of change and worked together for the common good. In their determined faces and in unforgettable scenes of the past, we celebrate and pay tribute to their history.

American Art Directory 2009

Author: National Register Publishing
Publisher: National Register Publishing
ISBN: 9780872177550
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Delivering Views

Author: Christraud M. Geary
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Pr
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Explains how postcards from the late 19th and early 20th centuries with views of World's Fairs, Plains Indians, Japan, the islands of the Pacific, and Africa both revealed and falsified other cultures for Europeans and Americans