The Black Community: W. E. B. Du Bois

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Throughout the history of America, African Americans were very limited when it comes to social rights, discriminated and segregated however that didn 't stop them for fighting for what they believed in and racial injustice. In the African American community a lot of black activist created groups that helped them defended their community and the supremacy of white people. One example of an activist in the Black community was W. E. B. Du Bois he was a founder of the Niagara movement and the National Association for the Advancement of the Colored People (NAACP), both parties was created to fight racial injustice and to end segregation in the country. Other example of organizations was the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) who used the principles of nonviolent action to fight for equality and justice, the Urban League………………………….
Not only these civil rights groups and their leaders fight for injustice but all groups of black people participated to cope with the American apartheid system. A lot of black artists used music, visual and performing arts as a political function and an aesthetic purpose.
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However, black stands for what they believed in they started creating music. From the 1930’s to the 1950’s black culture became a source of strength for African Americans. A lot of black artists confront discrimination through their art, music and literature, but surrounded by white man it created tensions. Many Black Americans insisted that music, visual and performing arts serve both a political function and an aesthetic purpose. Black American artists had to confront racism in the culture industry because black music reflects the community’s values, tensions, and anxieties. It was a strategy of resistance to white domination. However the black culture affect the white people for example a lot of white bands adapted black innovative styles, the music went from Swing to Bebop. During this period of

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