How It Feels To Be Colored Me, By Zora Neale Hurston

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The Harlem Renaissance was the peak of creativity for African Americans in art, music, and literature. African Americans were discovering self-love and how amazing the Negro actually was. The “New Negro” refused the commonly perceived slave image that many blacks were still viewed as. In Zora Neale Hurston’s essay, "How It Feels to Be Colored Me.", she also explains her life and what is was like to be her in the time during the Harlem Renaissance. Very carefree and unrestricted, Zora was not hindered by the societal norms that plagued blacks with fear and timidity. She did what she liked, even after her own family would try to stop her. She thought very little of what others thought of her because when she watched the white people roll into
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