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Published on February 27, 2014

Author: Ottamay

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Famous Black Americans Cultural Influence Presenter: Alina Andreev, 1LM2 Course: USA Civilization and Culture

Contents  Introduction  Culture and History  Barack Obama  Martin Luther King  Louis Armstrong  Whitney Houston  Michael Jackson  Tyra Banks  Conclusion


Culture and History  Music  Art  Architecture  Politics  Economics  Language  Hairstyles  Fashion  Dance  Cuisine  worldview

Barack Obama  Born on 4th of August 1961  First African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review  In 2004 was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat  In 2008 run for the president  In 2009- first African American elected for the president  November 2012- reelected

Martin Luther King • January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 • Jesus Christ and the Christian gospels • non-violent activism • Equality for Black People • Civil rights • “I have a dream”

Louis Armstrong  Born on August 4, 1901, New Orleans  First cornet- 7 years of age  1917- first play in a band  1932- traveled around Europe  1956- Ghana‟s independence  Died on July 6 in 1971

Whitney Houston  Was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963  The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark  At the age of 15- back vocaling  1985- Debut Album  1992- Bodyguard  Died on 11 February, 2012

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson  Born on August 29, 1958  1960s- first appearance  Singing and dancing talents  By the end of 1980s- popularity  1982- Thriller  His physical appearance changed drastically  Singer, dancer, writer and businessman

Tyra Banks  was born on December 4, 1973 in Inglewood, California  impression in the model industry  Dolce and Gabbana, Cover Girl, Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria's Secrets  the first African-American model to be chosen for the cover of Victoria's Secrets catalog  left the modeling profession in 2005  'America's Next Top Model'  'The Tyra Banks Show„  '50 Most Beautiful'

Conclusion Black Americans brought something new and fresh to America. Despite the pressure that was on them in the times of slavery or racism, they could built a part of the American culture.

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