negritude









negritude


noun (sometimes lowercase) Older Use: Often Offensive.

  1. the historical, cultural, and social heritage considered common to black people collectively.

noun

  1. the fact of being a Negro
  2. awareness and cultivation of the Negro heritage, values, and culture

n.1950, from French négritude; see negro + -tude. Supposedly coined by young authors in the French colonies of Africa before World War II.

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