History poster for black gold (norman, 1926), courtesy of the black film center/archive, university of indiana “race film” is a designation applied to films produced for african-american audiences, between about 1910 and 1950 as we explain in our expanded definition,. African american history timeline: 1619 - 2008 1619 the first african american indentured servants arrive in the american colonies less than a decade later, the first slaves are brought into new amsterdam (later, new york. Nat turner, an enslaved african-american preacher, leads the most significant slave uprising in american history he and his band of followers launch a short, bloody, rebellion in southampton county, virginia.
African americans have at various times in united states history been referred to as african, colored, negro, afro-american, and black, as well as african american exactly what portion of the african american population is of solely african ancestry is not known over the past 300 and more years in. African american history discover the people and events that shaped african american history, from slavery and abolitionism to the harlem renaissance and civil rights movement.
The national museum of african american history and culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of african american life, history, and culture it was established by act of congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of african americans. Black history month: the celebration of black history month began as “negro history week,” which was created in 1926 by carter g woodson, a noted african american historian, scholar, educator, and publisher it became a month-long celebration in 1976.
African americans, one of the largest of the many ethnic groups in the united states african americans are mainly of african ancestry, but many have nonblack ancestors as well african americans are mainly of african ancestry, but many have nonblack ancestors as well. African-american history is the part of american history that looks at the african-americans or black americans in the united states although previously marginalized, african-american history has gained ground in school and university curricula and gained wider scholarly attention since the late 20th century.
African american film festival join us this october 24th-27th to celebrate the icons, trailblazers, and history makers creating, cultivating, and fostering african american culture through the medium of film at the first ever smithsonian african american film festival.