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The History of African-American Social Dance

Af Am Social dance/ted
Why do we dance? African-American social dances started as a way for enslaved Africans to keep cultural traditions alive and retain a sense of inner freedom. They remain an affirmation of identity and independence. In this electric demonstration, packed with live performances, choreographer, educator and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown explores what happens when communities let loose and express themselves by dancing together.
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Camille A. Brown
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History
Geography
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The Christmas I Will Never Forget

Sixteen-year-old Brandon Garcia talks about his difficult journey from Guatemala to the United States and some of the challenges he’s faced since immigrating to the States.
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I Learn America
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Civics
Geography
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Julia Moves to the United States

Teaching Tolerance illustration of young gilr with colorful hair moving to the cold big city
Sean McCollum gives an account of writer Julia Alvarez's move to the United States from the Dominican Republic as a young girl. Although Alvarez struggled to fit in in this unfamiliar place, she finally found a comfortable niche in her writing.
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Sean McCollum
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History
Geography
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