US philosopher, educator, writer.
He is best remembered as the leader and chief interpreter of the Harlem Renaissance in "The New Negro," 1925.
The younger generation is vibrant with a new psychology; the new spirit is awake in the masses . . . Each generation . . . will have its creed.
. . . not by way of the forced and worn formula of Romaticism, but throught the closeness of an imagination that has never broken kinship with nature. Art must accept such gifts, and revaluate the giver.
The pulse of the Negro world has begun to beat in Harlem.
Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid.
The Younger Generation comes, bringing its gifts. They are the first fruits of the Negro Renaissance. Youth speaks, and the voice of the New Negro is heard.
Published Sources for
the above Quotations:
"The New Negro," 1925.
"Negro Your Speaks," in "The Black Aesthetic," ed. Gayle, 1971.