Passage identifications and explanations: Identify and state the author and then given an explanation of the quote below. (word limit: 250).
”[The] longing is to attain self-consciousness. . . , to merge this double self into a better and truer self. In this merging. . . [he] would not Africanize America, for America has too much to teach the world and Africa. He would not bleach his Negro soul in a flood of white Americanism, for he knows the Negro blood has a message for the world.”