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By Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, Clarenda M. Phillips

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African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the imaginative and prescient explores the wealthy earlier and brilliant way forward for the 9 Black Greek-Letter businesses that make up the nationwide Pan-Hellenic Council. within the lengthy culture of African American benevolent and mystery societies, intercollegiate African American fraternities and sororities have robust traditions of fostering brotherhood and sisterhood between their individuals, exerting significant impression within the African American group, and being at the leading edge of civic motion, group provider, and philanthropy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Toni Morrison, Arthur Ashe, Carol Moseley Braun, invoice Cosby, Sarah Vaughan, George Washington Carver, Hattie McDaniel, and Bobby Rush are one of several trailblazing participants of those corporations. The rolls of African American fraternities and sororities function a veritable who is who between African American management within the usa and in a foreign country. African American Fraternities and Sororities areas the heritage of those companies in context, linking them to different events and businesses that predated them and tying their background to at least one of crucial eras of usa historical past -- the Civil Rights fight. African American Fraternities and Sororities explores a number of cultural features of those companies comparable to auxilliary teams, branding, calls, stepping, and the original function of African American sororities. It additionally explores such modern concerns as sexual aggression and alcohol use, collage adjustment, and pledging, and gives a critique of Spike Lee's movie institution Daze, the single significant movie to painting African American fraternities and sororities as a significant subject. The 12 months 2006 will mark the centennial anniversary of the intercollegiate African American fraternity and sorority circulation. but, to this point, little scholarly realization has been paid to those businesses and the boys and ladies who based and perpetuated them. African American Fraternities and Sororities finds the very important social and political services of those enterprises and areas them in the historical past of not just the African American neighborhood however the kingdom as an entire.

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The music and movement of African belief systems were preserved in religious practices in the Americas. Circular counterclockwise movement, crucial to making connections with the deities, remained intact in Afro-Christian and Christian practices. They similarly permeated the secular dance, song, oratorical, and performance rituals of the plantation and post-emancipation societies. The ritualistic behaviors found in the Masonic lodges and other fraternal organizations of late-nineteenth-century black communities had their roots in the religions and values of the Kongo societies from which the majority of North America’s enslaved hailed.

Busia, Nii O. Quarcoopome, Betsy D. Quick, Raymond Silverman, and Anne Spencer (Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1998). htm. 42. com/) has created and capitalized on a niche market that no one else foresaw. 43. Jennings, “African-Centered Focus of Early Alpha Phi Alpha,” 42. 44. htm, published by Sigma Historical Society, 17 South 5th Street, Park Ridge, NJ 07656, 877-534-0707 ext. net (e-mail). 45. Alpha Kappa Alpha Ivy Leaf 2, no. 1 (1922): 46. 46. Alpha Kappa Alpha Ivy Leaf 36, no.

The fact that these patterns can be traced from the inception of black sororities and fraternities to the present time underscores the contention that although the term Afrocentric was not in vogue at the turn of the twentieth century, the college students of that era, and the undergraduate and graduate BGLO members who followed them, were very much aware of their connection to an Africa that was quite different from the stereotyped misrepresentations that continue to abound. Notes 1. Sonya Anderson, Harvard University doctoral student, interview with the author at Dillard University, New Orleans, LA, June 24, 2003.

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