Claude McKay

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2/c Baynard HE240/5011 10 March 2000 Prof. Fetrow Claude McKay, a True Artist Festus Claudius McKay, aka Eli Edwards, was born in Jamaica on September 15, 1889. His parents were farmers and he was the youngest of eleven children. Twenty-three years of his life were spent in Jamaica and from there he would immigrate to the United States. Claude McKay was known as an internationalist because he traveled far and wide to several different countries. His travels and experiences …

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…met with resistance. Many of his works show how he would not be subjected to evil, lowly levels of hatred. While America presents these evil acts and festers ill-natured emotion among the African Americans, they still have a love for the land. The resistance of evil only makes one stronger. Like a common saying, “what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger,” the hatred in America only forges the strength of the African American.