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Darkwater The Givens Collection

ISBN-10: 074346060X

ISBN-13: 9780743460606

Edition: 2004

Authors: W. E. B. Du Bois, David Levering Lewis

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The distinguished American civil rights leader first published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems nearly 80 years ago in various periodicals. This volume has long inspired readers with its militant cry for reforms for black Americans.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 2/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
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.

Postscript
Credo
The Shadow of Years
A Litany at Atlanta
The Souls of White Folk
The Riddle of the Sphinx
The Hands of Ethiopia
The Princess of the Hither Isles
of Work and Wealth
The Second Coming
""The Servant in The House""
Jesus Christ in Texas
of The Ruling of Men
The Call
The Damnation of Women
Children of the Moon
The Immortal Child
Almighty Death
of Beauty and Death
The Prayers of God
The Comet
A Hymn to the Peoples