The Souls of Black Folk: W.E.B. Du Bois - CD audiobook

The Souls of Black Folk: W.E.B. Du Bois - CD audiobook

SKU: 0970886004
  • Written By: W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Publisher: Phoenix Publishing
  • Published: January 2001
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Written by W.E.B. Du Bois - Audio book narrated by Theodore Eagans - Unabridged Nonfiction - 6 COMPACT DISCS

Publisher, Phoenix Publishing (November 2001)

A study of the transition of African Americans from slavery to freedom at the turn of the 20th century. This book examines the role of government, economics and the current African American leadership in the development of the African American from the time of emancipation through the beginning of the twentieth century. This is an unabridged reading of the classic book which was originally published in 1903.

"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line." Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk, one of the most prophetic and influential works in American literature. In this eloquent collection of essays, first published in 1903, Du Bois dares as no one has before to describe the magnitude of American racism and demand an end to it. He draws on his own life for illustration, from his early experiences teaching in the hills of Tennessee to the death of his infant son and his historic break with the conciliatory position of Booker T. Washington.

Far ahead of its time, The Souls Of Black Folk both anticipated and inspired much of the black consciousness and activism of the 1960's and is a classic in the literature of civil rights. The elegance of DuBois's prose and the passion of his message are as crucial today as they were upon the book's first publication.

About the Author: W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the early civil rights leaders from the African American community. He was a leader of Black nationalism movement and the developer of the Pan African movement in the early twentieth century. He was the first African American to obtain a doctorate degree from Harvard University, which he obtained in 1896. A world respected intellectual and social scientist, Du Bois was a founding member of the NAACP.

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