After World War 1 and the Industrial Revolution, many black families migrated to major northern cities in order to look for work, this was called the Great Migration. According to Michael A. Gomez in his book Reversing Sail, this phenomena combined with an influx of black immigrants from other countries, mainly the Caribbean, helped spark a cultural movement which is now known as the Harlem Renaissance (2005, pg 185 - 186). From books by authors such as Zora Neale Hurston, to jazz artist such as Duke Ellington, the Harlem Renaissance saw black culture emerge within the white mainstream American culture. Many artist also used this new found voice as a way to speak out about their oppressive place i...
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...people are apart of an even further marginalized group of society that are often ignored in the grand scheme of the fight against racial injustice.
In conclusion, there have been many instances in which people of the African /diaspora have stood up against the European colonizers. From the cultural movement of the Harlem Renaissance, where black culture was finally respected and recognized to the modern struggle for racial equality that is the Black Lives Matter movement, the Diaspora have found many effective ways of asserting their right to be. The Negrismo movement also challenged the post colonial system by using the Cuban nationalist mindset to their benefit. Though there are many remnants of the colonial system in the Western world, we can look to the ideologies and philosophies used in these movements in the continuing fight for racial justice for all races.
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