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Defying Double Consciousness through Musical Expression

The United States is composed of an eclectic group of cultures, each thriving in its own way. One of the most influential cultures in America is black culture. 1,690 more words

Du Bois


The term “double consciousness” was originally introduced by W.E.B Dubois in “Strivings of the Negro People” in 1887 and then later revised and republished as an essay in “The Souls of Black Folk” in 1903 ( 1,546 more words


The Role of Double Consciousness in Hip Hop Music

In the course of time since W.E.B. DuBois wrote The Souls of Black Folk, there have been immense improvements in the lives and overall treatment of African Americans in the United States.  2,105 more words

Race Relations

What He Saw In the Mirror

Looking back at James Weldon Johnson’s, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, I turn to an earlier comment I made a few classes back when we first started reading. 691 more words

UndergroundWGN is #Winning

“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others…one ever feels his twoness-an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings, two warrings ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torun asunder. 599 more words


Double consciousness and African American Cultural Expression - Revised

W.E.B Du Bois used the term double consciousness extensively in his collection of essays, “The Souls of Black Folks”, published in 1903. The term describes the identity crisis that African Americans face on a daily basis, because they see themselves as persons of African origins and as Americans at the same time. 2,087 more words

African American Expressions

Cam Newton, Donald Trump and The Audacity of Black Assertion

Cam Netwon is a football player and by all accounts a very good one. He’s big and fast and strong and hard working and all the other adjectives you’d assign a good football player. 945 more words

Politics As Usual