84. Live Long and Protest: W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920-1963

Posted on 3 October 2021

Du Bois moves to the left, and revisits and refines older positions during the latter half of his very long life.

Further Reading

• W.E.B. Du Bois, Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil (New York: 1920).

• W.E.B. Du Bois, Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept (New York: 1940).

• W.E.B. Du Bois, The Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Soliloquy on Viewing My Life from the Last Decade of Its First Century (New York: 1968).


• L. Balfour, Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois (New York: 2011).

• J. James, Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectuals (New York: 1997).

• C. Jeffers, "W.E.B. Du Bois' "Whither Now and Why,"" in E. Schliesser (ed), Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy (New York: 2017).

• C. Jeffers, "Looking Backward and Forward from African America in 1944: W.E.B. Du Bois' "My Evolving Program for Negro Freedom,"" in K. Freeman and J. Munro (eds), Reading the Postwar Future: Textual Turning Points from 1944 (London: 2020), 183-198.

• K. Mostern, "Three Theories of the Race of W.E.B. Du Bois," Cultural Critique 34 (1996), 27-63.


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