African Culture

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Flag of Africa (South Africa)

Country of Origin and Push Factors

Push Factors

  • forced into Slavery
  • Poverty
  • Escape slavery

Area Settled and Pull Factors

  • slavery
  • escape slavery
  • Land and resources
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Slaves in America

  • The first slaves were in the colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619
  • In the 17th and 18th centuries, slaves worked mainly on tobacco, rice, and indigo in the south
  • Between 1774 and 1804 all the North states abolished slaves
  • 1808 the U.S congress outlawed the African Slave trade
  • By 1860 there was nearly 4 million slaves
  • Many slave rebellions
  • In the North a movement to abolish slavery led by people such as Fredrick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Free blacks and anti-slavery whites helped establish the underground railroad which helped slaves escape to the North using a loose connection of safe houses
  • the underground railroad helped anywhere from 40,000 to 100,000 slaves escape

Major Wave of Immigration of Africans to America

  • The Atlantic slave trade brought more than 10 million slaves to America


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Cultural Highlights/ Interesting Facts

Cultural Influence/ Impact on Texas

  • music
  • Farming (mainly cotton)
  • Cattle

Is Texas better off because of immigration?

  • yes because a lot of the jobs start because of other cultures
  • everyone from the U.S/Texas immigrated from somewhere; we are all immigrant in some way
  • immigration brings many skills
  • Texas is very diverse and has many different cultures