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9/17 recitation DuBois Had lived primarily in the “white world” until he attended Fisk University Teaches in TN schools in summers- shaken by these ppl who aren’t that far removed from slavery Hears sorrow songs for the first times- inspires his studies Didn’t have inferiority complex due to his rare upbringing PhD from Harvard (1st black)- dissertation on slave trade Advanced study at University of Berlin Taught at Wilberforce University in Ohio (had he been white all the ivies would have been fighting over him) Married a student in 1896 What to do with black labor in south? Plessey v. Fergusen inspired his comprehensive study Lived in community w his wife and interviewed 2-3,000 ppl over 2 years Philadelphia Negro is the resulting book Proposes a wider study of the American Negro System to study problems of blacks- each year focuses on a separate problem Still believes ignorance is main cause for “racial problem” In his classroom he had been isolated from horrors of lynching
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