Voices from the Harlem Renaissance - Afro-American Past - History and Folk Tradition; Visual Arts: To Celebrate Blackness Summary & Analysis

Nathan Huggins
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In "The Negro Digs Up His Past," Arthur A. Schomburg presents three facts. The first is that Negroes have been actively involved in the quest for freedom for the race. The second is that the most outstanding of the race have been greatly dissociated with the race as a whole. The third is that there are significant group achievements despite the general acceptance otherwise. Schomburg says that there were Negro men who were active in halting the slave trade. During the relative calm after the slave trade is effectively stopped, these same men bring the attention of the country's most influential white men to the condition of slaves, prompting the attention of the entire country on the situation. Schomburg concludes his essay by presenting the...

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