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Harlem renaissance politics, poetics, and praxis in the African and African American contexts /

by Amin, Larry.

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Erin F. Labbie, Advisor The1920s in American history saw a political movement through the Harlem Renaissance. This literary movement gave itself the task of promoting black cultural values that were underestimated in American culture. In search for civil rights for African Americans under the intellectual leadership of W.E.B Du Bois and other N.A.A.C.P members, the Harlem Renaissance succeeded in wresting the black community’s confidence from Booker T. Washington, who thought the solution to black problems should absolutely be integrationist. Because integration meant limited education and discrimination, Du Bois advocated the right of African Americans to higher education for the fulfillment of their political duties that the Constitution has assigned them. Starting from a theoretical approach to racial problems in his early books, Du Bois practically intervened in the concretization of Pan-Africanism. This project remains a political challenge to the black Diaspora to build a stronger cultural entity against imperialism today. For my parents and my children iii iv
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School:Bowling Green State University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:national association for the advancement of colored people harlem renaissance american literature

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