negritude (n.)

also Negritude, 1950, from French négritude; see Negro + -tude. Used variously over the years, generally "quality or character of being a Negro," also "affirmation of the values of black or African culture." The French word was supposedly coined by poet Aimé Césaire (1913-2008) and young authors from the French colonies of Africa before World War II. Nigritude in the sense of "blackness" is recorded in English from 1650s.

updated on May 20, 2019

Definitions of negritude from WordNet

Negritude (n.)
an ideological position that holds Black culture to be independent and valid on its own terms; an affirmation of the African cultural heritage;
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