W. E. B. Du Bois and the
Color Line in Industrializing
America
HIST 1302: US History Survey,
1877-The Present
Week 4
Prof. Dobe's Introduction
W.E.B. DuBois and the Color Line
Looking forward toward the 20th Century
informed by that history, he declared that
the qu...
DuBois on Booker T. Washington
 In Souls, DuBois meditated on the
contemporary condition of his own race in
Jim Crow Ameri...
Reading Assignment and Blog Topic
Several online Editions of Souls are now available.  I have
chosen the 1903 edition avai...
For Discussion on the Week 4 Blog
According to DuBois, what was wrong with Washington's
approach to the color line?  What ...
For Discussion on the Week 4 Blog
According to DuBois, what was wrong with Washington's
approach to the color line?  What ...
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Hist 1302 Blog - Week 04

  1. 1. W. E. B. Du Bois and the Color Line in Industrializing America HIST 1302: US History Survey, 1877-The Present Week 4
  2. 2. Prof. Dobe's Introduction
  3. 3. W.E.B. DuBois and the Color Line Looking forward toward the 20th Century informed by that history, he declared that the question of the 20th Century would be the question of what he called "the color line."  From our perspective at the start of the 21st century, looking back more than 100 years to DuBois' Souls, race relations did indeed turn out to be a major factor in 20th Century America -- as you will learn in the weeks of the course which follow.   W.E.B. DuBois
  4. 4. DuBois on Booker T. Washington  In Souls, DuBois meditated on the contemporary condition of his own race in Jim Crow America, and offered advice for racial betterment.  His essays offer powerful commentary on leadership.   At the time DuBois wrote his essays, the pre-eminent leader of Black America was Booker T. Washington.  Born into slavery, Washington rose to prominence in Gilded Era America to become the most recognized leader of African Americans in both the North and the South.   Booker T. Washington
  5. 5. Reading Assignment and Blog Topic Several online Editions of Souls are now available.  I have chosen the 1903 edition available on Wikimedia, a version which also contains a free audio recording.    Go to the Wikimedia site and read the Forethought, Chapter III and Chapter VI.  You can also listen to the Librivox audio recording that go with these chapters.
  6. 6. For Discussion on the Week 4 Blog According to DuBois, what was wrong with Washington's approach to the color line?  What alternative did Du Bois propose to that represented by the Tuskegee Institute? Post your answers to the Week 4 Blog. 
  7. 7. For Discussion on the Week 4 Blog According to DuBois, what was wrong with Washington's approach to the color line?  What alternative did Du Bois propose to that represented by the Tuskegee Institute? Post your answers to the Week 4 Blog. 

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