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W.E.B. Du Bois
William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. show more



William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community.

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Birth date: February 23, 1868
Died: August 27, 1963
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 2 years ago
This book looks at everything, things I've never thought about when it comes to around the time of the end of slavery of blacks in the US. It talks about all the issues. Just because it was illegal, didn't mean everything fell into a good place for anyone involved. It talks about black/white prob...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 7 years ago
Larsen describes him as "peppery," and I like that. He's civil, but he's quietly laying haymakers. It's an important book. To a depressing extent, when we talk about racial injustice these days, we're still repeating DuBois.It is nonfiction - essays on the challenges Blacks face in the wake of the C...
Bun's Books
Bun's Books rated it 8 years ago
An uneven collection, but some of the stories in here are very much worth reading. I'd definitely recommend trying it. I especially liked the Nisi Shawl story, and the one by Kevin Brockenbrough. Some of the stories seemed a little much of a muchness, a few days after reading them they sort of bl...
wallerdc
wallerdc rated it 9 years ago
This is a must-read, especially if you live in America.
globulon
globulon rated it 10 years ago
I read an excerpt from this in a class and have wanted to come back to it since then. The book is somewhat different than I expected it to be. I thought it would be more of a philosophico-poetic treatise on the nature of being black in America. It actually is a series of linked essays. These ran...
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