Written in 1903 but reads just as easily as if it had been written last year. An important and interesting read on being Black in America.
Web Dubois educates the reader of the horrors and injustices of slavery. He writes about experiences of poor black people. As a civil rights leader, he pushed for equality of women and colored people. He evaluates the barriers that prevent abolition and women‘s rights. As a leader in the NAACP, he knows how to use psychology and analytics to lead people to question the racist social norms and create empathy.
...not at Yale or Columbia, is there an air of higher resolve or more unfettered striving: the determination to realize for men, both black and white, the broadest possibilities of life, to seek the better and the best, to spread with their own hands the Gospel of Sacrifice.
"For the South believed an educated Negro to be a dangerous Negro. And the South was not wholly wrong; for education among all kinds of men always has had, and always will have, an element of danger and revolution, of dissatisfaction and discontent."
-- The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois
• Recently started with #SerialReader app. I'm hopeful that I can learn something new about the perspectives and perseverance of African Americans throughout history. It's not MY story, but it IS my duty as a person and citizen to immerse myself in the experiences and hardships of others from time to time. They have LIVED it; the very least I can do is READ about it •
#NFNovember that will continue into December
Really rewarding and important to read. Yes it‘s clearly dated, but that‘s a hard thing to hold against a 115 year old book, and the amount of it that still rung very true after all that time was illuminating and incredibly depressing. I couldn‘t stop wondering what Dubois would think of where we are now.
It‘s been a slow morning for the #24b4monday #blackhistorymonth readathon, I‘m still hovering around 7/8 hours but I have my current and next reads here and should have a good evening with them! These are both books from my owned tbr which I can read and give away.
I‘m focused atm on not hoarding books, I‘m trying to clear my shelves so the resources that went to making these can be shared with the community and save the planet a little bit
This remains Du Bois's best know work and the aource of his unforgettable, Hegelian notion of "double consciousness." It brings together a wide range of genres, reversing the trajectory of the freedom narrative by moving deeper South and farther into the past with each chapter.
“O sister, sister, thy first-begotten,
The hands that cling and the feet that follow,
The voice of the child's blood crying yet,
WHO HATH REMEMBERED ME? WHO HATH FORGOTTEN?
Thou hast forgotten, O summer swallow,
But the world shall end when I forget.
The beginning of Ch. 9, Souls of Black Folk. , “Of the Psssing if the First Born”.
I‘m listening to this great classic during my commute (it counterbalances our ongoing evening read-aloud of Gone With the Wind), and it‘s totally reframing my mental picture of Reconstruction. What a dire, dangerous time for the country — and how lucky we are to have the benefit of this man‘s solemn and charitable wisdom.
(The otherwise excellent reader loses a point because his voice drops to inaudible at the end of too many sentences.)
It's my #Februarytbr stack! All the books but the bottom one were sitting on my shelves just waiting to be read. So, I am knocking off a good chunk from my "read the books you have" list. I used an audible credit for Born A Crime by Trevor Noah and I started Uncle Tom's Cabin on the app Serial Reader. I can't believe I haven't read it before! #ReadingResolutions #blackhistorymonth @Jess7
Published in 1903 this essay collection is still frighteningly relevant. I was amazed at Du Bois sharp observation and the level of objectivity that he brings to his work... he sounds very often like an outsider looking into the country. While the topic is dire, he was a beautiful writer.
I‘ve got two more books on this “must read” list to finish and this is one of those moments when I‘m glad I decided to make this list and push myself to read these books. This book was really thought provoking. His observations were spot on and I loved his candor. I always have to adjust to the cadence used during this period and once I did I really enjoyed this. It‘s painful to realize how far we haven‘t come...
Published in 1903.
When I quote with this information it‘s because I am tired. I am tired of people being fully aware of a corrupt criminal justice system and nothing changing. I am tired of reading books from decades past and seeing that we are still fighting the same fight. I need change. I want change. I need you to want change too.
I‘m ready for this. It was on my “must read” list for the end of 2017 and the time has come.
This seminal work of African-American scholarship was first published in 1903 and unfortunately is still relevant. Breathtaking in scope and written in eloquent, dignified and often poetic prose, Dubois examines the history and state of blacks in America from sociological, political, psychological and cultural point of view. He draws a picture of constant struggle, dispair, poverty, lack of education and motivation. A must read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I am going with this quote from my #currentread for #starsandstripes. America is founded on the right to free speech.
I have never felt the need to be patriotic in the US. But the constant assailing of America's core values by the President made me realize how precious those values are and that they need to be protected - by us.
Happy Black History Month❣The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois(1868-1963) is 114 years old this year. This copy was published in 1961 when it cost 50 cents! #webdubois #classics #vintageblackbooks #vintagebooks #greatbooks #readsoullit #blackhistorymonth
I remember learning about Dubois in AP US History back in the day, but never knew what a wonderful writer he was. His essays speak about racial issues that are sadly still affecting our country today. This should be a mandatory read for everyone. I'm also still thinking about his story of losing his baby son...so haunting and moving. Oh and thanks @SerialReader !