American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An aesthetic and ideological concept affirming the independent nature, quality, and validity of Black culture.
- n. an ideological position that holds Black culture to be independent and valid on its own terms; an affirmation of the African cultural heritage
- From French négritude (coined by Aimé Césaire), from nègre ("Negro") + -tude. (Wiktionary)
- French négritude, from nègre, Black person, from Spanish negro; see Negro. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Concepts such as the African personality, Pan-Africanism, and what is now called negritude owed their early development to the stimulus of Edward Wilmot Blyden.”
“Even within what we could call "negritude" there are other interesting approaches - consider the numerous but rigid color classifications that (I believe) obtain in many Caribbean cultures (though I only personally and not-exhaustively know the French islands), with the very odd and small white planter class functioning as an almost unseen Platonic ideal of paleness - with the metropolitans being largely irrelevant.”
“As poet and philosopher, Mr. Senghor developed the concept of "negritude," his term for the common cultural and spiritual heritage of Africa's people.”
“But some conservative whites connected with Angola fear UNITA because of the "negritude" it proclaims, in an attempt to sow resentment against the highly visible mestiço element in the MPLA bureaucracy.”
“He was a follower of Voodoo and the "negritude" (Black Nationalist) movement.”
“Francois Duvalier, an early believer in "negritude," came to power in the late 1950s, popularizing ideas that resonated with a population that had withstood a white foreign occupation for many years.”
“negritude", paid tribute to Pablo Picasso by characterising him as an artist”
“Again, Monica, I can only bow my head and gift you with this: tags: negritude mood: ohsnap un ange vole? link memories”
“I wonder what films arent being made by Africans and Magrebins in France that they would like to be able to make. tags: francophonie, movies, negritude”
“People that I know who are knowledgeable have been very unimpressed with how NMAI has dealt with Black ndnz up until now. from newspaper_rock xposted tags: black indians, ndns, negritude”
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