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W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois
Biographical article from Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic (Vol. 1.)
W. E. B. du Bois : The fight for equality and the American century, 1919-1963 by The second volume of the Pulitzer Prize--winning biography that "The Washington Post" hailed as "an engrossing masterpiece" Charismatic, singularly determined, and controversial, W.E.B. Du Bois was a historian, novelist, editor, sociologist, founder of the NAACP, advocate of women's rights, and the premier architect of the Civil Rights movement. His hypnotic voice thunders out of David Levering Lewis's monumental biography like a locomotive under full steam. This second volume of what is already a classic work begins with the triumphal return from WWI of African American veterans to the shattering reality of racism and lynching even as America discovers the New Negro of literature and art. In stunning detail, Lewis chronicles the little-known political agenda behind the Harlem Renaissance and Du Bois's relentless fight for equality and justice, including his steadfast refusal to allow whites to interpret the aspirations of black America. Seared by the rejection of terrified liberals and the black bourgeoisie during the Communist witch-hunts, Du Bois ended his days in uncompromising exile in newly independent Ghana. In re-creating the turbulent times in which he lived and fought, Lewis restores the inspiring and famed Du Bois to his central place in American history.
Call Number: Available online and Library: Stacks E 185.97 .D73 L48 2000
Publication Date: 2000
The Freedom Schools by
Publication Date: 2016
The book's first chapter, "The Pathway from Slavery to Freedom" by John N. Hale, "provides a history of education throughout the American South and how it was viewed both by Southern landowners, who sought to maintain firm control over a labor force they depended upon, and enslaved communities, who desired to supplant an entrenched system of oppression, exploitation, and disenfranchisement through schooling."
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