When Jamaican-born social activist Marcus Garvey came to the United States in 1916, he arrived at precisely the right historical moment. What made the moment right was the return of African American soldiers from the First World War in 1918, which created an ideal constituency for someone with Garvey's message of unity, pride, and improved conditions for African American communities.

Hoping to participate in the traditional American ethos of individual success, many African American people entered the armed forces with enthusiasm, only to find themselves segregated from white troops and subjected to numerous indignities. They returned to a United States that was as segregated as it had been before the war. Considering similar experiences, anthropologist Anthony F. C. Wallace has argued that when a perceptible gap arises between a culture's expectations and the reality of that culture, the resulting tension can inspire a revitalization movement: an organized, conscious effort to construct a culture that fulfills long-standing expectations.

Some scholars have argued that Garvey created the consciousness from which he built, in the 1920s, the largest revitalization movement in African American history. But such an argument only tends to obscure the consciousness of identity, strength, and sense of history that already existed in the African American community. Garvey did not create this consciousness; rather, he gave this consciousness its political expression.

According to the passage, which of the following contributed to Marcus Garvey's success?

He introduced cultural and historical consciousness to the African American community.

He believed enthusiastically in the traditional American success ethos.

His audience had already formed a consciousness that made it receptive to his message.

His message appealed to critics of African American support for United States military involvement in the First World War.

He supported the movement to protest segregation that had emerged prior to his arrival in the United States.



1. MG回到美国的时候赶上了好时候,因为非裔美籍刚从一战归来

2. 非裔美籍的理想:通过参战实现个人价值

现实:还算是受歧视 → 发起运动

3. 一些学者认为:MG创造了觉悟→运动











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