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Addison Gayle, Jr.
(1932-1991) born on
Jun 2
US educator, critic, author. He published numerous volumes, including "The Way of the New World,"and edited the important anthology "The Black Aesthetic," 1971.
         
   
F
Crying is an act which one should perform only in private, for crying is a private way of groping for truth.

R
To understand madness is to be a bit mad.
A
The extent of the cultural strangulation of Black literature by white critics has been the extent to which they have been allowed to define the terms in which the Black artist will deal with his own experience. . .
N
Power comes not from the barrel of a gun, but from one's awareness of his or her own cultural strength and the unlimited capacity to empathize with, feel for, care, and love one's brothers and sisters.
K
Speaking honestly is a fundamental principle of today's black artist. He has given up the futile practice of speaking to whites, and has begun to speak to his brothers.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Son of My Father," in "New Black Voices," by Chapman, 1972.
R: "The Way of the New World: The Black Writer in America," 1973.
A: "Cultural Strangulation: Black Literature and the White Aesthetic," "The Black Aesthetic," 1971.
N: "The Black Aesthetic," 1971.
K: "Cultural Strangulation: Black Literature and the White Aesthetic," "The Black Aesthetic," 1971.
   


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