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W. E. B. Du BoisThe Souls of Black Folk (1903)
TodayI.Introduction: History, Equality, and ProgressII.Reconstruction and Redemption RevisitedIII. Discussing The Souls of Black FolkIV.The Rise of the Jim Crow SouthA. Politically: The Backlash to PopulismB. Socially: Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and “Separate but Equal”V. Responses to Jim CrowA. The Atlanta Compromise (Accommodation)B. W. E. B. Du Bois and the NAACP (Resistance)VI. The Southern Culture of Violence and Ida WellsVII.Responses to Jim Crow: The Great Migration.VIII.Conclusions and Looking Ahead
1865-1877--The Reconstruction Era1863—Emancipation Proclamation 1865-1867--Presidential Reconstruction (Andrew Johnson)1865--13th Amendment1867-1877--Radical Reconstruction (Republican Congress). 14thand 15thAmendmentsBargain of 1877 and “Redemption”
W. E. B. Du BoisDu Bois, a founder of the NAACP in 1909, felt that the struggle for full social and political equality, the agenda of the militant abolitionists of the 19thcentury, should remain on the table.Editor of NAACP’s newspaper The Crisis, author ofThe Souls of Black Folk (1903)John Brown: A Biography (1909)Black Reconstruction in America (1935)What the Negro Has Done for the United States and Texas (1936)
Du Bois: Question 1What are Du Bois’s views on education and its status in the early twentieth century South?Hint: Do not simply say he thought “education was a good thing”“the true college will ever have one goal—not to earn meat, but to know the end and aim of that life which meat nourishes.”
Du Bois: Question 2What was Du Bois’s criticism of Booker T.