Unformatted text preview: achievement,’ and also in poetry, essays and music. What Dubois particularly seeks is a school of expression (not necessarily of form) that would portray the uniqueness of black experience. He already sees music as having developed a uniquely black form and subject, and he sees advancement being made in the written word. In theatre, however, he sees mostly denial of black forms, and even a white washing of classical black characters like Othello. Dubois sees the rising of black art as an end to slavery’s oppression of expression, and a way to raise black culture. The essay is as much a call to arms for those with artistic leanings as it is an essay exploring new black forms of art....
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- Summer '07
- W.E.B. Dubois, american negro art