Sweat Langston Hughes Analysis

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Writers like Zora Neal Hurston, Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Dubois used their ability to write stories and poetry that expressed how they felt about what was going on in their time and how there were changes that needed to be made. Hughes sometimes talked about how African American culture should be celebrated because it is just as important as white culture or any other culture. Sweat by Zora Neal Hurston didn 't focus on racial inequality as the forefront, but it showed how African American slaves who were beaten by their owners resulted in them being abusive to others around them because that was all they knew. W.E.B. Dubois was a person who pursued social justice. He was also at the forefront of African American education.
In Hurston’s story Sweat some major themes were domestic violence and that fact that her husband was having an affair. This relates to the 21 century because recently there have been lots of cases of domestic violence. It’s not just in the African American community, it applies to all, it does apply to African Americans.
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Langston Hughes wrote about how African American culture should be celebrated like any other culture because it is just as important. In earlier times African Americans weren’t even considered people so there is no way that their culture would be celebrated. It later times when they weren’t slaves they were depicted as strange and wild creature and not so much people. So basically in that sense their culture was being denounced. When there was a show with a character that was black they would use a “blackface” which was a white man with his face painted black. The character was usually depicted as some type of savage which denounced the African Americans as a race. We celebrate the birthdays of famous African Americans like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. We even have black history month to recognize African Americans who had a great impact on African American culture and their lives and our lives as a
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