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2, p. 1476. See also ''Confidential. ), Garvey and UNIA Papers, I, 49193. Page 19 Thus the philosophical conflicts that splintered the Messenger editorial staff, combined with persecution by the government, fear of bolshevism, and prosperity in the dominant community, dissipated support for revolutionary socialism in the 1920s. The result was loss of Socialist financial support for the journal. After the division in its ranks, the Messenger began to compromise its political views and become more conservative on social questions.

See also ''Confidential. ), Garvey and UNIA Papers, I, 49193. Page 19 Thus the philosophical conflicts that splintered the Messenger editorial staff, combined with persecution by the government, fear of bolshevism, and prosperity in the dominant community, dissipated support for revolutionary socialism in the 1920s. The result was loss of Socialist financial support for the journal. After the division in its ranks, the Messenger began to compromise its political views and become more conservative on social questions.

While they could easily identify the problems in Afro-American life, the Messenger editors failed to advocate solutions and put together a mass movement to implement them. 29 The Garvey movement, the radical publications, and the Harlem Renaissance beginning to flower at this time were all products of the relative freedom of thought and expression available in the North. Black soldiers, having met with comparatively little discrimination in Europe, returned with a new perspective and greater self-assurance.

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