The Legacy Countee Cullen 's Impact On The Era Of The Harlem Renaissance

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The legacy Countee Cullen, constructed has made one of the biggest impacts on the era of the Harlem Renaissance. The message Cullen was capable of imposing through poetry to all races makes you believe he was destined to be the best. The struggles the African American, race was experiencing is exposed through Countee Cullen’s, work. He brought new respect and awareness to the black race; through poems like “Heritage”, “Fruit of The Flower,” and “Incident”. His life experiences were quite different from most African Americans of his era; which helped shape his brilliance. This made him much of an economic figure, because it gave him the advantage of connecting to both white and black races. Countee Cullen was born on 30 March 1902, a time period in which the African Americans were fighting for equality. According to an article written by Gerald Early, “About Countee Cullen Life and Career,” Cullen experienced harsh poverty as a kid; at times his mother was so broke, she couldn’t even afford to buy him a boys pare of clothes. Unfortunately his mother was forced to make Cullen where women’s clothes that didn’t fit him. The pain and struggle were expressed with much feeling through his poems. Poems like “Incident,” captured the harsh disrespect, and neglect, African Americans was experiencing during this time. At the beginning of the poem he expresses he was “Heart-filled, head-filled with glee,” (Lines 1-2). According to a passage John Shields book, “Critical Survey…

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