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The gift of Black folk : the Negroes in the making of America

Author: W E B Du Bois; Edward F McSweeney
Publisher: Garden City Park, NY : Square One Pub., ©2009.
Series: Knights of Columbus series.
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Towering African-American scholar and civil rights campaigner Du Bois (1868-1963) described the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to US history and culture in 1924, when Jim Crow laws and segregated schools were the norm, and most people believed without thinking that only white Protestant males could be American heroes. His message must be sent again every generation until it is no longer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.
Gift of Black folk.
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Pub., c2009
(OCoLC)608373497
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W E B Du Bois; Edward F McSweeney
ISBN: 9780757003196 0757003192
OCLC Number: 289070808
Notes: Originally published in 1924.
Includes "The racial contributions to the United States" by Edward F. McSweeney.
Description: x, 198 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Black explorers --
2. Black labor --
3. Black soldiers --
4. The emancipation of democracy --
5. The reconstruction of freedom --
6. The freedom of womanhood --
7. The American folk song --
8. Negro art and literature --
9. The gift of the spirit --
The racial contributions to the United States / by Edward F. McSweeney.
Series Title: Knights of Columbus series.
Responsibility: W.E.B. Du Bois ; introduction by Carl A. Anderson.

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Towering African-American scholar and civil rights campaigner Du Bois (1868-1963) described the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to US history and culture in 1924, when Jim Crow laws and segregated schools were the norm, and most people believed without thinking that only white Protestant males could be American heroes. His message must be sent again every generation until it is no longer news. Among the areas he surveys are Black explorers, labor, the emancipation of democracy, the freedom of womanhood, Negro art and literature, and the gift of the spirit. Annotation ♭2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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