the consciousness in black people, esp. Africans, of their cultural heritage, together with an affirmation of the distinctive qualities and values of this heritage
Origin of negritudeFrench négritude ; from négre (; from Spanish or Portuguese negro, black person: see Negro) + -i- + -tude (see -tude): probably coined (1939) by Aimé Césaire, Martinique poet
An aesthetic and ideological concept affirming the independent nature, quality, and validity of black culture.
Origin of negritudeFrench négritude, from nègre, black person, from Spanish negro; see Negro.
From French nÃ©gritude (coined by AimÃ© CÃ©saire), from nÃ¨gre (“Negro") + -tude.