AFS FINAL - Jeff Mylet AFS 101 Professor Addo FINAL EXAM 1...

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AFS 101 Professor Addo 12/10/2007 FINAL EXAM 1. Africahene - Means “King of Africa”. Nkrumah’s party paper gave the name Africahene in order to top all of his other bestowed titles, including Osagyefo which means Redeemer and Asomdwehene which means King of Peace. His party dubbed him this title at his conference of so-called “freedom fighters” where most of the delegates consisted of black nationalists from regions still under white control and support of anti-colonial beliefs. At the conference he continued to use words such as neo-colonialism and freedom to preach against colonial rule in which the continent was mostly free from. 2. Ohene - Refers to the title of “sub-chief” in the Akan political organization. The Ohene Adwa is the king’s stool and is most significant for his symbols of office. The term stool can be correlated to chieftaincy, and when a person becomes king or chief he is said to be instilled in the office. The person who sits on the stool is chief and when he dies in office it is said that the stool has fallen. In Akan political organization, there are the abusua pinyin, which means head of the family or clan; odekuro which means village or town chief; the ohene, a sub- chief; and the omanhene, which refers to the chief of the state. 3. Black Americans’ ‘African Consciousness’ - Refers to blacks’ views of life, and how it differs from that of whites’. Experiences of discrimination and oppression over time have lead blacks to a specific consciousness that involves an African American sense of community, and needs and aspirations to develop on its own. Ultimately their main objective has become the empowerment of black people. The shaping of African American consciousness could sometimes be defined through class division, but for the most part race became the major component. Race is a product of class domination that has been rooted from white supremacy, economic exploitation, social privileges, and the evolution of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Its oppression has been followed by language and appearance, making the political organization of African Americans to be organized around racial themes. It has resulted in an effort to escape institutional racism and attempts to construct alternative institutions to empower blacks in white society. Divisions within Black political culture have lasted about 150 years. 4.
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AFS FINAL - Jeff Mylet AFS 101 Professor Addo FINAL EXAM 1...

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