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...nst them. During this time period they were recreating the culture that had been taken away from them. They were finding their voice through music, and literature. It was just now, that they were truly finding a place.
Overall, freedom has been a very common theme throughout history in African American literature. However, the way it has been addressed has been immensely based on the time period in which the author was writing the piece and what current events were occurring at the time. There has been so much growth with not only the African American culture as a whole, but with their literature, writing, and sense of culture. As well as acceptance towards that culture over the years. Watching them rise past the events they have dealt with is extraordinary, and seeing the culture as a whole find themselves with such grace, dignity and talent is an amazing thing.
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