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Souls of Black Folk

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ISBN-10: 014018998X

ISBN-13: 9780140189988

Edition: 1998

Authors: W. E. B. Du Bois, Donald B. Gibson, Monica E. Elbert, Ibram X. Kendi, Donald Gibson

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Dubois was America's first black sociologist. This is a collection of essays and sketches origially published in 1903, including sociological studies of sharecroppers and small farmers, and a reconsideration of Booker T. Washington.
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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Civil rights leader and author, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on February 23, 1868. He earned a B.A. from both Harvard and Fisk universities, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard, and studied at the University of Berlin. He taught briefly at Wilberforce University before he came professor of history and economics at Atlanta University in Ohio (1896-1910). There, he wrote The Souls of Black Folk (1903), in which he pointed out that it was up to whites and blacks jointly to solve the problems created by the denial of civil rights to blacks. In 1905, Du Bois became a major figure in the Niagara Movement, a crusading effort to end discrimination. The organization collapsed, but it prepared the way for the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in which Du Bois played a major role. In 1910, he became editor of the NAACP magazine, a position he held for more than 20 years. Du Bois returned to Atlanta University in 1932 and tried to implement a plan to make the Negro Land Grant Colleges centers of black power. Atlanta approved of his idea, but later retracted its support. When Du Bois tried to return to NAACP, it rejected him too. Active in several Pan-African Congresses, Du Bois came to know Fwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, and Jono Kenyatta the president of Kenya. In 1961, the same year Du Bois joined the Communist party, Nkrumah invited him to Ghana as a director of an Encyclopedia Africana project. He died there on Aug. 27, 1963, after becoming a citizen of that country.

The World of W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk
Introduction
The Souls of Black Folk
Appendix
Endnotes
Inspired by The Souls of Black Folk
Comments & Questions
For Further Reading