Why were spirituals important to enslaved African Americans?

Answer During slavery in the 18th and 19th century American South, slaves endured harsh treatments, such as beatings for petty mistakes, rapes, separations of families and the denial of access to literacy... Read More »

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Now that an African American is POTUS, will African Americans start tipping in Restaurants?

There are some idiots out there who live in a state of denial. The truth is that some blacks are bad tippers, and it is a cultural thing as suggested above (although not an imperative). This is not... Read More »

How many African-Americans were in the first African-American Senate?

Hiram Revels of Mississippi was the first and only African-American in the first African American U.S. Senate, in 1870. He was a steadfast opponent of racial segregation after the American Civil Wa... Read More »

What is the origin of African-Americans?

As of 2010, African-Americans are the second largest minority group in the United States. There are 37 million African-Americans who make up 12.5 percent of the population. Most African-Americans h... Read More »

When did African-Americans get to vote?

The states ratified the 15th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allowed African-American men the right to vote, on Feb. 3, 1870. African-American women received the right to vote with the p... Read More »