from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aesthetic and ideological concept affirming the independent nature, quality, and validity of Black culture.
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- n. an ideological position that holds Black culture to be independent and valid on its own terms; an affirmation of the African cultural heritage
French négritude, from nègre, Black person, from Spanish negro; see Negro.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French négritude (coined by Aimé Césaire), from nègre ("Negro") + -tude. (Wiktionary)