Black History and American’s World Perception
The black people’s experience and culture are vital in understanding the forming of American’s world perception. Many components of African culture have influenced the formation of the identity of the countries of the Americas from a historical and cultural points of view. Language, music, religion, and other aspects of modern American life are affected by the events related to the history of black people. For me, investigating the history of black people is vital because it allows me to understand the experience of my ancestors better.
The slavery and rights violations that black people experienced led America to the governmental establishment of equality and tolerance. The black people’s fight against discrimination is one of the most vital events contributing to forming a tolerant community. The formation of American cultural identity cannot be imagined without the influence of the Harlem Renaissance. This cultural movement is considered to formulate a tolerant and respectful attitude to the race peculiarities and the gender ones (Locke 23). As far as art is a powerful, influential instrument, the tolerance to different sexes and races slowly became entrenched in the Americans’ minds. The Harlem Renaissance grew out of the changes that took place in the African American community after the abolition of slavery, as an expansion of communities.
The history of black people shows the ultimate struggle for freedom and liberty, which is depicted through art and the history of America. The ethnic pride issues were primarily raised thanks to the black people movements. Today it is one of the main features characterizing America. I believe that by examining the history of black people in detail, I will be able to understand my cultural heritage better.
Locke, Alan. The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance. Early Bird Books, 2021.