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... American women and men faced huge challenges that caused them to develop a close knit community. Though they did have a close knit community there still wasn’t any pride in being a black person. That was until Marcus Garvey instilled black pride in African Americans. Marcus Garvey had realized that people believed that black is inferior. He found this insulting and started speaking out about it. He motivated them to get their own black banks so they could handle their own races money, and he got them to question where their black president is, their black army/navy is, etc, (A Different Mirror, 326) Moving to North drove African Americans into black consciousness because many of them realized that although they were free and not segregated by law, that they were still treated inferior. Also, being able to get a good education helped them gain black consciousness.
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