The Black, By Ida B. Wells Barnett, And Langston Hughes

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The black experience in America is unique. Black people are expected to create while in the confidences of American society without complaining about its condition. Throughout this semester of African American literature, there are three writers who expressed this more than any other and they are Nikki Giovanni, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and Langston Hughes. In reading “for Saundra”, “A Red Record”, and “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain,” I have a greater understanding of black artist long standing struggle of accurately portraying black experience as well as leading the charge to create change in America. The history of black experience in America is clouded with brutality, hate, fear, sadness, and death. As a result, so many people in the black community would like to forget this makeup of black history but I believe it is such an important part in how the black community exist in America today. Ida B. Wells-Barnett uses “A Red Record” to display the gruesome murderous of black people for outrageous reasons. Wells-Barnett publishes “A Red Record” in 1895 and today, in 2016, the black community faces the same fate of murder for outlandish reasons. The constant struggle to rebel against these oppressors take place in the slave rebellions of the 1860s, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and the Black Lives Matter protest of 2016, with each century seeing a common theme that black people are not treated equally and that results in our death for the simple fact that

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