Document Type

Honors Project (Campus Only)


This thesis examines black transnational linkages between the U.S. and Cuba during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Beginning with an examination of approaches to black citizenship, it analyzes the processes of inclusion and exclusion that dictated legal and societal positionality of black populations in each country. This paper then applies the implications of black citizenship to ensuing expressions of identity within black cultural movements: the Harlem Renaissance and Afrocubanismo. Finally it explores the relationship between Langston Hughes and Nicolás Guillén as a metaphor for the connection between the two movements and their respective audiences more broadly.



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