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*** A REVISED EDITION OF THE W. E. B. DU BOIS CLASSIC ***
COMMISSIONED BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
(1.4 MILLION MEMBERS WORLDWIDE)
The year 2009 marked two important events: the one-hundred-year anniversary of the founding of the NAACP, and the inauguration of the country's first African-American president. How timely that The Gift of Black Folk is now back in print, providing a powerful picture of the struggles that paved the way for freedom and equality in our nation.
Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
Publisher: Square One Publishers
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.98h x 6.48w x 0.51d
Reference and Research Bk News 08/01/2009 pg. 55
About the Author
Du Bois, W. E. B.: -
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, a gifted writer, scholar, sociologist, historian, and activist, became the first African-American to receive a PhD from Harvard University in 1895. An exponent of full equality for African- Americans, Du Bois was a cofounder of the Niagara Movement, which became the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909. A leading voice of the black community, Dr. Du Bois' teachings, writings, and lectures provided a platform for his views that prompted action and change. Until his death in 1963, W.E.B. Du Bois led a passionate life of ceaseless energy and purposeful writing.
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