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One theme is the freedom of the black man. How is the black man not free throughout this book. Give specific examples. In the time period of the Harlem Renaissance, was the black man moving towards freedom? Is the black man free today?

What do you think of the language of the poem? Is it too complex? If so, how? Why does Tolson make the allusions to Greek literature and mythology and European history overall? What allusions did you think were most appropriate to what Tolson is saying?

Does Tolson convey a hope for the black man? If so, what is this hope? Also, how does one define hope in the context of this poem - is hope just freedom for the black man, or is it much more?

Out of all the black heroes Tolson mentions throughout his poem, which black hero is the most significant...

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