W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
The Souls of Black Folk (1903)
"Of Our Spiritual Strivings" (orig. version pub 1897)
What is the "Talented Tenth"?
Is there an argument present here? If so, what is it?
What is the "veil"?
"Of Mr. Booker T. Washington" (orig. version published 1901)
What is "double consciousness"?
What is Du Bois's thesis? Where is it presented?
What is the "Atlanta Compromise"? How, according to Du Bois, was
it interpreted by people in the South?
What three things, according to Du Bois, has Washington asked black
people to give up? Why?
What, according to Du Bois, have been the three results of Washington's
program? Is Du Bois suggesting a direct correlation? Explain.
Explain: "The South is not solid" (45).
What three "direct impressions," according to Du Bois, are left
by Washington's propaganda?
Who are Governor Aycock,
Thomas Nelson Page,
and Senator Ben Tillman?