W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963), writer, civil rights activist, scholar, and editor, is one of the most significant intellectuals in American history. A founding member of the NAACP, editor for many years of The Crisis and three other journals, and author of seventeen books, his writings, speeches, and public debates brought fundamental changes to American race relations.
David Levering Lewis is Martin Luther King, Jr., University Professor in the department of history at Rutgers University. He won Pulitzer prizes for both volumes of his landmark biography of W.E.B. Du Bois, along with many other awards, including the Bancroft and Parkman prizes. He lives... Read More
Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library On Sale: October 26, 1993 Price: $17.00
Introduction by Arnold Rampersad
W.E.B. Du Bois was the foremost black intellectual of his time. The Souls of Black Folk is Du Bois's collection of fourteen beautifully written essays, which record the cruelties of racism, celebrate the strength and pride of black America, and explore the "double-consciousness" of African-American life. By turns...
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