#BlackHistoryMonth #AmericanHistory #WorldHistory For Black History Month I’d like to recognize W.E.B. Dubois a champion of African-American and African’s advancements.
The favorite book that I studied in college in the African-American Studies Department at Rutgers University was “The Souls of Black Folk“, published in 1903 by W.E.B. DuBois. Traveling this vast world has made me become audaciously aware that this statement is relevant around the world well within the Twenty First Century. “Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here at the dawning of the Twentieth Century. This meaning is not without interest to you, Gentle Reader; for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.” It’s not just what American’s know as black and white, there is literally a problem of color, of a need to be “white” vs a hatred of being brown-skinned, a disenfranchisement of the tanned man.
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- Black History Moment :: W.E.B. Du Bois, Co-Founder Of The NAACP And First Black To Receive A Doctorate From Harvard University (jessicasimien.com)
- The Descendants: W.E.B. Du Bois’ great-great grandson says legacy helped him understand own identity (thegrio.com)
- W.E.B. DuBois and the Making of the Encyclopedia Africana, 1909-1963 (3quarksdaily.com)
- Black History Month: ABS Honors Education Brilliance of W.E.B. DuBois (atlantablackstar.com)