68. The Problem of the Color Line: Introducing the Twentieth Century

Posted on 24 January 2021

By exploring the work and activities of W.E.B. Du Bois around the turn of the twentieth century, we introduce some of the themes of our coverage of that century.

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Further Reading

The Negro Problem: A Series of Articles by Representative American Negroes of To-day (New York: 1903).

• W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches (Chicago: 1903).

• A.M. Duster (ed.), Crusade for Justice: the Autobiography of Ida B. Wells (Chicago: 1970).

• B. Sylvain, Du sort des indigènes dans les colonies d'exploitation (Paris: 1901).

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• D.L. Lewis, W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919 (New York: 1993).

• D.L. Lewis, W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963 (New York: 2001).

• M. Sherwood, Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora (London: 2010).

Comments

jdb 18 March 2021

Somehow I never realized WEB DuBois lived til the 60s!  Almost a hundred years old!  I'm really looking forward to this series.

Joshua Gitonga… 8 September 2022

It's pronounced du bwa

Peter Adamson 9 September 2022

In reply to by Joshua Gitonga…

No actually it isn't! I mean, it would be if it were French, but Du Bois himself pronounced it as Doo Boys, as Chike would be the first to tell you - he's a leading expert on Du Bois' thought so he would not have allowed me to say it wrong!

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