The 1920s in Harlem, Paris or London. W.E.B Dubois. Ella Fitzgerald. James Baldwin. Zora Neale Hurston. Langston Hughes. The cultural and artistic movement called the Harlem Renaissance prepared the way for global black liberation movements of the 1950s and 1960s.
A recent article in the New York Times titled, “America Needs a National Slavery Monument,” really got me thinking. America is not alone. African countries need slavery memorials too.
It is no longer a secret that Africans played an important role in the transatlantic slave trade,