RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 289070808 LA English T1 The gift of Black folk : the Negroes in the making of America A1 Du Bois, W. E. B., McSweeney, Edward F., PB Square One Pub. PP Garden City Park, NY YR 2009 SN 9780757003196 0757003192 AB 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).