Autodidact a self taught person lay historian a self

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autodidact *- a self-taught person. Lay historian *- a self-taught individual not formally trained as a historian but does the work of a historian. Ethnology- the study of the characteristics of various peoples and the differences and relationships between them. Jim Crow- the former practice of segregating black people in the US. Lynch- (of a mob) kill (someone), especially by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a legal trial. N.A.A.C.P. - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Niagara Movement - Niagara Movement, (1905–10), organization of black intellectuals that was led by W.E.B. Du Bois and called for full political, civil, and social rights for African Americans. ... The Niagara Movement was the forerunner of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Progeny - a descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring. Social Darwinism - the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals. Now largely discredited, social Darwinism was advocated by Herbert Spencer and others in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was used to justify political conservatism, imperialism, and racism and to discourage intervention and reform. The Philadelphia Negro - The Philadelphia Negro is a sociological study of African Americans in Philadelphia written by W. E. B. Du Bois. Commissioned by the University of Pennsylvania and published in 1899 with the intent of identifying social problems present in the African American community.
Home Study Department - A program set up by Carter G. Woodson to educate scholars, which involved schooling from home and was known to have strict barriers to entry. Journal of Negro History - The Journal of African American History, formerly The Journal of Negro History(1916–2001), is a quarterly academic journal covering African American life and

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