W 7 Feb 26 & Feb 28
1. Why does George Schuyler, an African American socialist, in “The
Negro-Art Hokum,” claim that “Negro art ‘made in America’ is
2. What does Schuyler mean when he describe “Coleridge-Taylor, Edward W.
Blyden ” as “Negroes; yet their work shows the impress of nationality
rather than race”? Is their color, in fact, “incidental,” as he
3. In Langston Hughes’s “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain,”
what does he mean by the “racial mountain”?
4. Explain Hughes’s class hierarchy among African Americans? Do you agree
or disagree? What does he mean by a black person “not afraid to be
himself” or whether or not a black person is “Negro enough”? Does
this contradict Schuyler’s article, published in the same magazine, The
Nation only a week before?