Essays on The New Negro

Claude McKay’s first Novel Home to Harlem
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Claude McKay’s first novel Home to Harlem is the most popular cyclical novel, which has won the Harlem gold award for literature. The novel protagonist Jack Brown is an attractive, tall and handsome man with dark brown skin. Through the character readers can realize how the blacks are rediscovering their identity through the transnational proletarian life. Because, the novel is essentially an account of life in Harlem as seen through the transnational experiences of jack, who has come to regard…...
Claude MckayCultureLangston HughesNative SonThe New Negro
Harlem Renaissance
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Harlem Renaissance, a blossoming (c. 1918–37) of African American culture, particularly in the creative arts, and the most influential movement in African American literary history. Embracing literary, musical, theatrical, and visual arts, participants sought to reconceptualize “the Negro” apart from the white stereotypes that had influenced black peoples’ relationship to their heritage and to each other. They also sought to break free of Victorian moral values and bourgeois shame about aspects of their lives that might, as seen by whites,…...
ComposersCultureHarlem RenaissanceJazzLouis ArmstrongMusic
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