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It seemed to me that the primary purpose of “The Crisis” was to motivate the “Darker Race” to rise. I focused my attention on three particular pieces from “The Crisis”, an advertisement, a section called “The Horizon” and the poem “Negro”, to prove my point. Although all of these pieces served the same purpose but their method and what they were presenting were very distinct.
In the “Negro” Langston Hughes focused on the history or the past of the African American race to motive the current blacks to rise. The poem gave the reader a sense of pride to be black; it spoke and comforted the reader. The author spoke of the “Darker Race” brushing boots, keeping door-steps clean, and building pyramids. The black race did everything from small to large; they gave birth to civilizations. And now it has come to this that they are slaves to their children, they are in the foot of the very thing they created. Hughes is placing curiosity the minds...
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