New Negro Politics – Essay by P Chatelain

Political Changes by way of Cultural Changes How African Americans of the Harlem Renaissance reversed gruesome stereotypes in order to rework their image in the eyes of their white brothers. A caricature of the African American, called the Old Negro, is a concept that came about in the United States to refer to the social [...]

A Black Author’s Duty – Essay by P Chatelain

A Black Author’s Duty – Essay by P Chatelain

Visionary Writers of the Harlem Renaissance and their Critics Black writers' struggle with publication of Black novels and poems due to the enormous white readership. Did they have a duty to depict minorities under a certain light? During the period after the reconstruction, often referred to as the New Negro movement, many African Americans were [...]