The Souls of Black Folks Study Guide

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Diablo Valley College History 121 Dr. Kent Haldan W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folks Study Guide. Answer on a separate piece of paper. Chapter 1 “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” 1.What is the unasked question that the white people around Du Bois him want to ask? 2.When did Du Bois first encounter racial prejudice? 3.How did he cope with his sense of separation from his classmates and the white world by a vast veil? 4.What does Du Bois mean by “The Negro is sort of a seventh son” and “double consciousness”? What new identity does he seek for himself and other African Americans and how does he propose to create this identity? 5.What obstacles does the African Americans scholars (savants) face? Chapter 2 “Of the Dawn of Freedom” (read p. 238-9 for a summary of his view of Reconstruction). 6.According to Du Bois what were the accomplishments of the Freeman’s Bureau?
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Unformatted text preview: 7.What was the failure of Reconstruction and why did it fail? Chapter 2 “Of Mr. B. T. Washington and Other” 8. According to Du Bois what was the most significant aspect of Washington’s ”Atlanta Compromise? How did Southern radicals (KKK), conservatives, and Northern elites perceive this compromise? 9.For what does Du Bois praise Washington? What is the cost of Washington’s narrow focus on African American reform? 10.On page 246, Du Bois summarizes Washington’s program. Describe it briefly. What has happened in the last ten years. What is Du Bois criticism of the three points of his program? 11.What program does Du Bois and other African American opponents and white descendents of the abolitionist offer? 12.Why is it significant that Du Bois close this piece with the Declaration of Independence and not the Constitution?...
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