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African American Culture Black American culture or Black Culture is born of out the rich cultural expressions of African Americans which are distinct from traditional American (European) identity.

African American Culture

African American Culture Black American culture or Black Culture is born of out the rich cultural expressions of African Americans which are distinct from traditional American (European) identity. Racism in America which was often expressed through oppressive systems which included violence, repression, and exclusion, gave birth to a distinct African American culture within the United States.

Blacks developed and formed distinct traditions and unparalleled innovations in music, art, literature, education, religion, and cuisine. The cultural productions of African Americans in the United States have had a profound influence globally.

Revelations - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is celebrating six decades of "Revelations," a choreographic masterpiece that has become a lasting cultural treasure beloved by generations. Watch the company's full performance from the 2015 Lincoln Center at the Movies production! The piece, which premiered in 1960, pays homage to and reflects African-American cultural heritage, which Ailey considered one of America’s richest treasures – “sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.”

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (Motown 25 Performance) (Remastered)

Michael Jackson & The Jacksons live performance. In 1983, Michael Jackson performed the moonwalk during a performance of "Billie Jean" on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, which made it a global sensation.