68. The Problem of the Color Line: Introducing the Twentieth Century

Posted on 24 January 2021

By exploring the work and activities of W.E.B. Du Bois around the turn of the twentieth century, we introduce some of the themes of our coverage of that century.

Further Reading

The Negro Problem: A Series of Articles by Representative American Negroes of To-day (New York: 1903).

• W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches (Chicago: 1903).

• A.M. Duster (ed.), Crusade for Justice: the Autobiography of Ida B. Wells (Chicago: 1970).

• B. Sylvain, Du sort des indigènes dans les colonies d'exploitation (Paris: 1901).


• D.L. Lewis, W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919 (New York: 1993).

• D.L. Lewis, W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963 (New York: 2001).

• M. Sherwood, Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora (London: 2010).


jdb 18 March 2021

Somehow I never realized WEB DuBois lived til the 60s!  Almost a hundred years old!  I'm really looking forward to this series.

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