A Stranger in My Own House

A Stranger in My Own House

The Story of W.E.B. Du Bois

Book - 2005
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One of the founding members of the NAACP and the first editor of its influential publication, The Crisis, W. E. B. Du Bois had a tremendous impact on the fledgling civil rights movement. He began his career in the late nineteenth century as a scientist but was soon swept up in the growing fight against discrimination and racism. Du Bois clashed with other black leaders, including Marcus Garvey and Booker T. Washington, establishing himself as a fiery, independent personality. In his most famous book, The Souls of Black Folk, he explored what he called the problem of the twentieth century-the problem of the color line. Du Bois's early conviction that immediate political and economic equality was the only acceptable goal eventually morphed into a belief in voluntary segregation as a means to achieving that end-a controversial position in some quarters. Concerned about oppressed people everywhere, Du Bois advocated for the liberation of blacks around the world, holding a series of Pan-African Congresses beginning in 1919. He eventually joined the Communist Party and gave up his American citizenship. He died in Ghana, Africa, a powerful leader and unique thinker to the end. Book jacket.
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., [c2005]
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781931798457
Branch Call Number: E185.97.D73 H56 2005
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm

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