Voices from the Harlem Renaissance Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Nathan Huggins
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the common theme and idea of the authors in the first section, "New Negro Radicalism". What defines someone as an "old" or "new" Negro? Explain how these categories emphasize the common mentality of these authors?

Essay Topic 2

Explain how the reader's perception of the first section, "New Negro Radicalism" is unclear on how the ideas and prompts should be viewed. Explain how they present a positive front, negative front or both in their challenges to the Negro race.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the tolerance of racism in Negros and whites. How do they both demonstrate a tolerance to this accepted behavior?Do they begin to demonstrate a movement towards equality within the two races? If so, how?

Essay Topic 4

Explain what Locke means when he uses the term "American Negro". Also discuss how this term fits with his idea of Negroes behavior...

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