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W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963)

Autore di The Souls of Black Folk

161+ opere 10,690 membri 105 recensioni 15 preferito


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 mostra altro 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 August 27, 1963, after becoming a citizen of that country. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno


Opere di W. E. B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black Folk (1903) 5,364 copie, 68 recensioni
Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 (1935) 835 copie, 4 recensioni
Three Negro Classics (1901) 450 copie, 2 recensioni
John Brown (1962) 302 copie, 2 recensioni
The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study (1899) 157 copie, 2 recensioni
W. E. B. Du Bois: A Reader (1993) 143 copie, 1 recensione
The World and Africa (1965) 135 copie, 3 recensioni
The Negro (1970) 115 copie
The Quest of the Silver Fleece (1911) 111 copie, 2 recensioni
Dark Princess (1975) 81 copie
Of the Dawn of Freedom (2009) 35 copie
The selected writings of W. E. B. DuBois (1970) 20 copie, 1 recensione
The Comet (2001) 18 copie
Prayers for Dark People (1980) 18 copie
The Wisdom of W. E. B. Du Bois (2003) 15 copie, 5 recensioni
Du Bois on Religion (2000) 12 copie
The Conservation of Races (2008) 11 copie
The Talented Tenth (2013) 10 copie
The Seventh Son (v. 2) (1986) — Autore — 7 copie
The Seventh Son: Volume One Only (1986) — Autore — 6 copie
Black Voices on Britain: Selected Writings (2022) — Collaboratore — 3 copie, 1 recensione
The story of Benjamin Franklin 2 copie, 1 recensione
Crisis 2 copie
黒人のたましい (1992) — Autore — 2 copie
Memorabilia 1 copia, 1 recensione
Selected Poems (1965) 1 copia
Sulla sociologia (2012) 1 copia
Selections from Phylon (1980) 1 copia
Newspaper columns (1986) 1 copia
黒人のたましい (2006) — Autore — 1 copia

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Informazioni generali

Nome legale
DuBois, William Edward Burghardt
Data di nascita
Data di morte
USA (birth)
Ghana (naturalization)
Luogo di nascita
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA
Luogo di morte
Accra, Ghana
Luogo di residenza
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Berlin, Germany
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Manhattan, New York, USA (mostra tutto 7)
Fisk University (BA|1888)
Harvard University (BA|History|1890)
Harvard University (MA|1891)
Harvard University (PhD|1896)
University of Berlin
Attività lavorative
playwright (mostra tutto 12)
travel writer
Du Bois, Shirley Graham (2nd wife)
Cullen, Countee (son-in-law)
Dunbar, Paul Laurence (friend)
Santayana, George (teacher)
James, William (teacher)
Schmoller, Gustav von (teacher) (mostra tutto 10)
Treitschke, Heinrich von (teacher)
Ovington, Mary White (friend)
Kelley, Florence (friend)
Bontemps, Arna (friend)
Wilberforce University
University of Pennsylvania
Atlanta University
American Negro Academy (president)
Niagara Movement (co-founder and general secretary)
Moon Illustrated Weekly (founder and editor) (mostra tutto 18)
The Horizon: A Journal of the Color Line (founder and editor)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (co-founder)
Crisis (co-founder editor)
The Brownies' Book (founder and editor)
National Guardian
Peace Information Center (chairman)
American Labor Party (candidate for U.S. Senate)
Pan-African Congress (organizer)
Council of African Affairs (vice chairman)
Encyclopedia of the Negro (editor-in-chief)
Encyclopaedia Africana (director)
Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Freedom Movement (cofounder)
Premi e riconoscimenti
First black American to receive a doctorate from Harvard University
Fellowship, John F. Slater Fund for the Education of Freedmen
Coined the expression "Talented Tenth"
Published the first black American illustrated weekly
First black American invited by the American Historical Association
Spingarn Medal, NAACP (mostra tutto 16)
International Lenin Peace Prize, USSR
His house was declared a National Historic Landmark
United States Postal Service stamp
The Extra Mile medallion
Feast Day, Episcopal Church
Honorary Emeritus Professor, University of Pennsylvania
National Institute of Arts and Letters
Knight Commander of Liberian Humane Order of African Redemption
Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary, President Coolidge
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame



W.E.B. Du Bois? in Legacy Libraries (Febbraio 2016)


This collection of fourteen essays is written in an ornate style that shouldn’t obscure their enduring relevance, one hundred twenty years after the book appeared. Not that everything has remained the same since then—even Du Bois developed and changed his thinking over time. Perhaps conditions are not precisely as rendered in the two essays based on his sociological fieldwork in Dougherty County, in southwest Georgia. Nevertheless, they brought to mind and helped me understand what my child’s eyes took in uncomprehendingly sixty-five, seventy years ago as we drove the pre-Interstate Georgia roads.
Perhaps the felt relevance indicates that material change can outpace change in attitude and perception.
One of my favorite essays dealt with the history of the Black church. Another, on the death at eighteen months of his firstborn, was a poignant, bitter expression of the divided soul of the Black man.
Reading this book, I was struck again by the thought that accompanied me throughout my visit to the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum. No matter which side of what Du Bois calls “the Veil” we find ourselves on, this is our story. This is a book about and for all of us.
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HenrySt123 | 67 altre recensioni | Dec 10, 2023 |
Hakim Adi's selection of writings about Britain (mainly England) by Black people of the late 18th to the early 20th century is carefully chosen to establish their presence in all strata of society at a date earlier than certain commentators would wish it known. There's a thread showing the development of abolitionism into emancipation into supremacism to justify the continued exploitation of Black Labour, and Adi's selections often strongly resonate with current issues, such as the Windrush scandal and the illegal Tory Rwanda deportation policy.

There's also many fascinating glimpses into Georgian and Victorian society and, while varying degrees of racism are noted, many of the impressions of visitors to the island are positive about their reception and of the culture in which they find themselves.

A nuanced and balanced selection of historical testimonies which I thoroughly enjoyed reading, not least the short section on John Ocansey's day trip from Liverpool to my home town of Southport 🏖️
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Michael.Rimmer | Jul 12, 2023 |
While interesting to see what has changed (and sadly note what has not), I found that these essays didn't impact me the way [a:Zora Neale Hurston|15151|Zora Neale Hurston|]'s [b:Their Eyes Were Watching God|37415|Their Eyes Were Watching God|Zora Neale Hurston||1643555] or [a:Alice Walker|7380|Alice Walker|]'s [b:The Color Purple|11486|The Color Purple|Alice Walker||3300573] did. I guess I relate to the more intimate personal lives shown in novels than the same situation shown in aggregate form in nonfiction. The parts I liked best were the ones that dealt with individuals, such as 'Of the Coming of John'.… (altro)
leslie.98 | 67 altre recensioni | Jun 27, 2023 |


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