Africana Studies

Africana Studies - Africana Studies Chronic &...

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Africana Studies Chronic & Infectious Diseases in the African American Community Wednesday, January 09, 2008 11:22 PM Minority Populations and Health (Text) Chapter 1 Historical Background o Initial African arrival to America is unknown for sure. Dates range from Columbus' first voyage to the commonly cited August 1619. o Africans were brought here as slaves and that lasted about 244 years, which is 63.4% of the time between 1619 and 2004. o Slavery ended with the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which marked the beginning of the Reconstruction period. Jim Crow period accompanied the Reconstruction. It demoted African Americans to "second class citizenship." Limited voting rights for Blacks. Sub-standard health care. In response: separate facilities for African Americans-- usually by churches, Med schools for Black doctors because existing schools wouldn’t admit them. All received bad funding, if any, because of segregation. o
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