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Brittanie Langford Mosaics 1: Williams April 19, 2009 Du Bois Paper “Of The Passing Of The First Born:” Examining the color line through a Tragedy The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. touches on many aspects of the African American’s plight of living in America after the civil war. In his Book Du Bois paints a vivid picture of the oppression and hurt that African American people felt due to empty promises and unjust laws that remained in place for many years. My favorite chapter in W .E.B Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk is “Of the Passing of the First Born .” This chapter uses Du Bois’ thoughts from the birth and death of his child, to depict an extreme fear of his child’s mental well being while growing up during that time . I think this chapter uses a child’s beauty to paint the portrait of the ugly of the color line . In the first few chapters Du Bois shows that he is not attached to the idea of having a child because he refers to the child as ‘it’ . He continues to reference the child as ‘it’ until he
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2011 for the course IH 0852 taught by Professor Benin during the Fall '09 term at Temple.

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