AFA week 10 - Word Count 306 In this weeks reading on The...

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Word Count: 306 In this week’s reading on “The Exhibit of American Negroes” the reading highlights on the sociological problems facing the world during the twentieth century, as expressed by historian and sociologist W.E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 Paris Exposition, “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the line of color.” The 1900 Paris Exposition exhibit had several purposes; for one, it concerned showcasing the history and background of the American Negro, while attempting to pronounce “his present condition, education and literature.” The exhibit was a collective collaboration of ideas from the Library of Congress and various Black colleges and universities from all over. Though almost prophetic in his words, Du Bois’ was the driving force behind the exhibit and was right on cue to reveal the social injustice taking place and about to further unfold in America. Du Bois studied at Harvard and the University of Berlin, exploring topics such as history, economics and
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Unformatted text preview: sociology. In 1896, aFer deciding to focus his studies on empirical sociology, par±cularly the study of Black culture in the U.S., he began working at the University of Pennsylvania conduc±ng a sociological study of Black culture in Philadelphia. Shortly aFer, he moved into a posi±on of responsibility at Atlanta University involving the Atlanta Conferences. The objec±ve of the Atlanta Conference, as explained by Du Bois, was to deploy several di³erent methods to span the various aspects related to the social condi±on of the American Negro. Du Bois employed reliable scien±´c methods and revealed many facts and condi±ons through thorough measurements and observa±ons over ±me. W. E. B. Du Bois’ work with sociological studies related to the American Negro experience was not only revolu±onary to the development of the worlds understanding of the blacks in America but also helped to further expand sociology as a science in the scien±´c world....
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  • Spring '13
  • Stewart
  • Sociology, W. E. B. Du Bois, Du Bois, B. Du Bois, American negro

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