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I am writing you to tell you a little about African Americans and I am also going to inform you of some steps that the government has taken to help out African Americans. By the end of this letter I hope it gives you a better understanding and outlook on the struggle’s and goals reached that African Americans have gone through throughout the years. I also hope after reading this that you will have a different outlook on African Americans. These are some of the questions that I will be referring to:
* What have been the experiences of African Americans throughout U.S. history?
* What have been the political, social, and cultural issues and concerns throughout American history?
* What legislation meant to constrain race within prejudicial boundaries was enacted? How did the various groups you researched fight this legislation?
* What legislation meant to alleviate prejudicial boundaries has been enacted? How did the various groups you researched promote this legislation?
All African Americans were slaves back in the 17th century. White’s limited, or would not let them go to school because they thought this would empower the blacks and they would become rebellious towards the whites. In the United States they allowed the Africans to teach one another education. African Americans use different hair styles to convey messages to society. Even as early as the 15th century, their different hairstyles would indicate their marital status, religious, age, wealth, whatever rank they are through their community, and ethnic identity. Women who kept up with their hair meant a sense of beauty. Women with thick long hair established the life strength, they also had a green thumb for having a beautiful farm, and healthy children. A lot of African Americans braided their hair to direct messages to God. African Americans also practice a number of religions; Christianity is one of the big ones they follow. 14% of blacks are Muslim in the United States....
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