Schuyler and Hughes in the Harlem Renaissance Essay by tpmaven

Schuyler and Hughes in the Harlem Renaissance
Examining the perspectives of George S. Schuyler and Langston Hughes on African-American life and art.
# 63730 | 900 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published by on Feb 12, 2006 in Literature (American) , African-American Studies (General)

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One of the most important movements in literature was the Harlem Renaissance, also called the New Negro Renaissance. Two of its contributors, George S. Schuyler and Langston Hughes, had very different perspectives on the art and literature of the African American. Their debate sparked a dialogue among the Harlem Renaissance community. This paper examines the argument between Schuyler and Hughes, adding the perspectives of other African American writers from the era.

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"In Hughes' view, the racial mountain stood in the way of this --"the urge within the race toward whiteness, the desire to pour racial individuality into the mold of American standardization, and to be as little Negro and as much American as possible" (1926) Hughes thought that African American poets should not run spiritually away from their race towards whiteness, which he saw Schuyler advocating and which he thought Countee Cullen did to an extent as well."

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