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The Making of African American Identity: Volume II, 1865-1917
Topic: FreedomTopic: IdentityTopic: InstitutionsTopic: PoliticsTopic: Forward
Topic: Identity
Toolbox Overview: The Making of African American Identity: Volume II, 1865-1917
Resource Menu: Identity
Text 1. Charles W. Chesnutt
Text 2. W.E.B. Du Bois
Text 3. Self Image
Text 4. Public Image
Text 5. Racial Identity
Text 6. History
Text 7. Culture
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Text 8. Africa
RESOURCE MENU Reading Guide » Link

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7.  Culture
- James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, novel, 1912, excerpts on culture
- Spirituals performed by the Jubilee Singers, Fisk University, 1998-1999, five audioclips
- Cake walk performed by the Americus Quartet, 1900, two videoclips
- Eubie Blake, interview on ragtime, 1970, with audioclip
    Cake walk   
Links
Johnson Autobiography: PDF file*
nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai2/identity/text7/
johnsoncult.pdf


Spirituals:
www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/singers/sfeature/songs.html

Cake walk videoclips (51 sec. total):
   Cake walk:
   memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/varstg:
   @field(NUMBER(0367))

   Comedy cake walk:
   memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/varstg:
   @field(NUMBER(0377))

Blake on ragtime:
www.historymatters.gmu.edu/d/95/


Online
Sources


Johnson: National Humanities Center

Spirituals: PBS

Cake walk: Library of Congress

Blake: History Matters from George Mason University and the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)


Printing

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Supplemental
sites


Brief biography of James Weldon Johnson, from Digital Schomburg

Biography of Johnson, from Modern American Poetry

Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory (PBS)

Brief overview of the cakewalk, from the African American Registry

History of the cakewalk, from dance instructor Sonny Watson

Brief biography of Eubie Blake, from Fresh Air Online (PBS)

"Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin, from Minnesota Public Radio (audioclip link at left)

Brief biography of Scott Joplin, with audioclips, from Essentials of Music (W. W. Norton and SONY)

The Development of an African-American Musical Theatre 1865-1910, from American Memory, Library of Congress

Uncle Remus stories, from American Studies at the University of Virginia

African American History and Literature, 1865-1917: Online Resources



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