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He saw the inequities in the American system and found his voice in the traditions of black culture to express and explore the history, experience, and opportunities deserved by black Americans. Johnson died on June 26, 1938, but he left a lasting legacy as a renaissance man with a vested interest in the rights of his people. Lean’tin L. –1948) C laude McKay is best known as a poet and writer of the Harlem Renaissance. McKay, a native of Jamaica, came to America in 1911 to earn a degree in agriculture.
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Bracks In the 1940s, Hughes supported World War II, even though he understood whites were fighting for liberty abroad; but blacks were fighting for the same liberty in America, and he knew the fates of blacks and whites were interdependent. He created his feisty female character, Madam Alberta K. Johnson, who appeared in a number of his poems following the Harlem Riots of 1943. He encouraged black Americans to support the war and the government to provide the freedoms being fought for abroad to the citizens at home.