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Proudly We Can Be AfricansBlack Americans and Africa, 1935-1961$
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James H. Meriwether

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780807826690

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807860410_meriwether

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Epilogue

Epilogue

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Proudly We Can Be Africans
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James H. Meriwether

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807860410_meriwether.12

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. African Americans had turned to contemporary Africa and included it in their lives for a number of positive reasons: for the inspiration it provided for the struggle in America; for a sense of solidarity; and for the pride and confidence that came from seeing black men and women win their freedom and run their own countries. A transforming Africa had enabled black Americans to reject old negative images of Africa, rethink ideas about redeeming and uplifting Africa, and embrace contemporary Africa.

Keywords:   African Americans, Africa, solidarity, freedom

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