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AA Culture Actguide

AA Culture Actguide

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GUIDE TO EXPLORING
African American Culture
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
 
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Shameera Simmons, pastparticipant of Temple University’sMath and Science UpwardBound Program
Curriculum Reviewers/ Consultants
Gary Abdullah, writer/editor,Information and CommunicationTechnologiesCindy Arblaster, 4-H youthdevelopment agent,Westmoreland CountyBrack Barr, 4-H youthdevelopment agent, AlleghenyCountyChristy Bartley, youth programcoordinatorDeno Deciantis, countyextension director, AlleghenyCountyBryan Dickinson, youthdevelopment agent, LawrenceCountyDr. Catherine Lyons, assistant tothe dean for minority affairs inthe College of AgriculturalSciencesLynda Moss McDougall, programadvisor, 4-H youth development,Mercer CountyMary Miller, 4-H youthdevelopment agent, MontgomeryCountyDr. Claudia Mincemoyer, assistantprofessor of agricultural andextension educationDonald Tanner, 4-H youthdevelopment agent, McKeanCounty
Developers
Nakesha Faison, researchassociate I, the Institute for SocialResearch, University of MichiganMarney Dorsey, master’s of science degree candidate inagricultural extension andeducation, Penn StateDr. Patreese Ingram, associateprofessor of agriculturalextension and education, PennStateSpecial thanks to Candice Lyons,hair stylist, and Leslie Clementsfor their contributions to thehairstyle activities section.Models: Sheena Armstrong,Caitlin Dininni-Parker,Sonya Gomes, Cassandra Logan,Cierra Lyons, Frank Mathis,Tsakani Ngomane,Tyana Singletary, ChereseSullivan, and Bridgette Turner.Designer: Gretl CollinsPhotographer: HowardNuernberger
Visit Penn State’s College ofAgricultural Sciences on the Web:www.cas.psu.edu
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciencesresearch, extension, and resident educationprograms are funded in part by Pennsylvaniacounties, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.This publication is available from the PublicationsDistribution Center, The Pennsylvania StateUniversity, 112 Agricultural AdministrationBuilding, University Park, PA 16802. Forinformation telephone 814-865-6713.Where trade names appear, no discrimination isintended, and no endorsement by the Penn StateCollege of Agricultural Sciences is implied.
This publication is available inalternative media on request.
The Pennsylvania State University is committedto the policy that all persons shall have equalaccess to programs, facilities, admission, andemployment without regard to personalcharacteristics not related to ability, performance,or qualifications as determined by Universitypolicy or by state or federal authorities. It is thepolicy of the University to maintain an academicand work environment free of discrimination,including harassment. The Pennsylvania StateUniversity prohibits discrimination andharassment against any person because of age,ancestry, color, disability or handicap, nationalorigin, race, religious creed, sex, sexualorientation, or veteran status. Discrimination orharassment against faculty, staff, or students willnot be tolerated at The Pennsylvania StateUniversity. Direct all inquiries regarding thenondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative ActionDirector, The Pennsylvania State University, 328Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901, Tel 814-865-4700/V, 814-863-1150/TTY. © The Pennsylvania State University 2003Produced by Information and CommunicationTechnologies in the College of AgriculturalSciencesCAT AGRS-92 1M12/03nvo ICT 4633
 
Contents
Leaders Guide2Introduction to Activity Guide7What I Know about African American Culture8African American Skin and Hair: What Makes the Difference?10Swahili: The Continental Language of Africa22African American Arts and Crafts24African American Music36Selected Poetry by African Americans41African American Cuisine50Special African American Holidays57Notable African Americans60Reflections on What I Have Learned74How Can I Learn More?76Puzzle Solutions77References81

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