W.E.B Du Bois and "The Souls of Black Folk"
Examines "The Souls of Black Folk" written by W.E.B. Du Bois on African-American/white race relations.
# 67981 | 1,294 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Jul 27, 2006 in English (Analysis) , Literature (American) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , African-American Studies (1870-1950) , African-American Studies (Slavery) , African-American Studies (Racism)
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In writing "The Souls of Black Folk" (1903) W.E.B. Du Bois saw accurately in his day, present and potential future long-term barriers to racial equality in America. This paper examines Du Bois' personal history and what influenced him to write his famous text on civil equality.
From the Paper:"Perhaps because of his own educational experiences, W.E.B. Du Bois strongly believed that education for blacks should be academic in focus (rather than vocational) like that of whites, so that blacks could then become, through educational equality, equal to whites in every way. While Booker T Washington (Du Bois' rival of the time in terms of their ideas on black-white equality) (Up from Slavery) believed, first and foremost, in vocational training for black as a way for them to be self-sufficient ("Booker T. Washington Delivers the 1895 Atlanta Compromise Speech"), Du Bois felt racial inequality was a flaw in American society that hurt everyone, and that whites and blacks should work equally to fix it."
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