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By Gina Misiroglu

Counterculture, whereas common to explain youth-oriented hobbies in the course of the Nineteen Sixties, refers to any try and problem or swap traditional values and practices or the dominant existence of the day. This attention-grabbing three-volume set explores those hobbies in the USA from colonial instances to the current in colourful aspect. "American Countercultures" is the 1st reference paintings to check the effect of countercultural events on American social heritage. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visible works produced by means of those routine to coach, motivate, and incite motion in all eras of the nation's background. A-Z entries supply a wealth of knowledge on personalities, areas, occasions, thoughts, ideals, teams, and practices. The set comprises various illustrations, an issue finder, basic resource records, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.

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Also in 1965, Maulana Karenga, a scholar and political activist in Los Angeles, founded US, an organization that promoted Pan-Africanism. Among his legacies also is the annual festival of Kwanzaa, a weeklong celebration of African American heritage initiated in 1967. The Black Power movement, which became prominent in the turbulent late 1960s, was an expression of revolutionary sentiments on the part of a new generation of activist groups. Notable among these were the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), originally formed in 1960 to coordinate the series of lunch counter sitins begun in Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, founded in 1966 by activists Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California, with a ten-point program of militant self-defense.

In 1808, the African Society of Boston issued a statement against slavery. African Americans joined white abolitionists in forming the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833. The Colored Female Anti-Slavery Society was founded in Connecticut and New Jersey the following year, and the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was founded in 1849. Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Henry Highland Garnet, Maria Miller Stewart, and Sarah and Grace Bustill Douglass were among the prominent figures in the abolitionist movement.

2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2000. , and Cornell West , eds. The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country. New York: Free Press, 2002.  , ed. Africanisms in American Culture. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1990. Robinson, JoAnn Gibson. The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1990. Smedley, Audrey. Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview. 3rd ed. Boulder, CO: Westview, 2007.

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