The Harlem Renaissance
This paper portrays how Africa became a symbol of identification for African-Americans during the Harlem Renaissance.
# 93095 | 1,221 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Mar 09, 2007 in African-American Studies (1870-1950) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , African-American Studies (Black Philosophy)
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The paper discusses how by the end of the 19th century, Black Americans were freed from slavery, but they were not entitled to progress and equal rights in society. The paper explains that the new educated, proud and urbane African-American was in sharp contrast to the rural, ignorant and humble Negro plantation worker. These Black Americans were unwilling to give up their rights as Americans. The paper describes the Harlem Renaissance and shows how African-Americans defined their black pride and identity in a society dominated by whites. The paper demonstrates how Africa became a symbol of identification for the blacks during this period and Harlem played an important role in the development of ideas, styles, language and culture.
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Brotherman, Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, Retrieved from Internet on 19th February 2006,
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