The Souls of Black Folk Author:W. E. B. Du Bois "Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience and interest may show the strange meaning of being black.... The meaning is not without interest to you, Gentle Reader; for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line." Thus the keynote is struck for an extraordinary work which is even more pertinent today than... more » it was when it was first published in 1903. W. E. B. Du Bois was a black-power advocate in an age of absolute white supremacy, and in THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK he previewed the racial strife and conflicts which are exploding today. Over sixty years ago Du Bois urged the establishment of an "all-black party" and preached the need for black "conscious self-realization" and for the separate autonomy of the black community. At the same time he stressed the white man's responsibility for correcting racial inequality and pleaded for mutual understanding, for a nonviolent solution to a centuries-old dilemma. As Alvin F. Poussaint declares in one of the two notable introductions to this volume, THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK is "a monument to the black man's struggle in this country."
With Introductions by Dr. Nathan Hare and Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D.« less