The purpose of the article is to demonstrate the similarities between both "new negro" movements. A summary of the article is that the movement in 1925 utilized literature and art to portray the "new negro" as sophisticated and cultured in a similar fashion to white people. The portrayal of black Americans as culturally refined is important because it allowed black Americans to establish a new image and allowed them to break free from their enslaved ancestors.
The article's main point is that the Harlem Renaissance was consisted of many black American writers and artists that had a common goal. Black American writers and artists during the Harlem Renaissance all strove to break away from negative stereotypes and connotations held with being black American by incorporating black themes in their works. The Harlem Renaissance writers and artists empowered black Americans because they demonstrated the possibilities that black Americans could achieve, and they also successfully broke the negative stereotypes that many Americans had on black Americans.
The painting illustrates the migration of Africans from Africa to the modern American society. This means that African slaves that arrived to America have now become the "new negro" and have been accepted into modern society. The new interpretation of black Americans is important because it indicates a shift in culture, from a condescending attitude towards black American to a more accepting view of their contribution to culture.
The purpose of the analysis is to reveal the motives behind Alain Locke's essay "The New Negro." Alain Locke wrote in his essay about the importance of individuality in the "new negro." This is important because Locke's rhetoric inspired Harlem Renaissance thinkers and writers to be expressive and to redefine the notion of the "negro past."
The purpose of the article is to explain the impact of Harlem Renaissance thinkers on black nationalism and black pride. This means that many blacks in America at the time were inspired by writers and thinkers such as Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. This is important because it shaped the way black Americans saw themselves at the time and now in the present as well.