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Abraham Lincoln: Not the Great Emancipator

Since the Civil War, many historians have regarded President Abraham Lincoln as the great emancipator of African American slaves. However, scholars like W.E.B. Dubois began to question this notion based on the character of Lincoln throughout his life. 1,721 more words


W.E.B. DuBois on Booker T. Washington

Mr. Washington represents in Negro thought the old attitude of adjustment and submission; but adjustment at such a peculiar time as to make his programme unique.

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Wherefore Art Thou?

In 1890 W.E.B. DuBois delivered a commencement address at Harvard[1] in which he tackled the issue of the impact that leadership has on society. He brilliantly foreshadows the work of Martin Buber’s… 929 more words


The Greatest Debate: Scholarship Vs. Self-Reliance (Kwanzaa Day 2)

Any student of African American history is certain to confront the greatest debate between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois. Both men, born in the same era, were passionate about advancing the black man in America and cementing his place in society. 261 more words

Marcus Campbell's Best Reads of 2016

My name is Marcus Campbell.  I am the Assistant Superintendent and Principal at Evanston Township High School.  I have been at ETHS for 15 years and started my career there teaching English.  222 more words

EPL's Best Books

W. E. B. Du Bois and Irving Babbitt

W. E. B. Du Bois and Irving Babbitt are not frequently associated with each other. Du Bois’s thought has exerted its influence most profoundly on the American political left. 795 more words


Blackonomics...White acceptance will never lead to wealth in the Black community

Black folks in America have been so successfully programmed that many of us are still psychologically enslaved to the point that we truly believe we have “made it” when we have reached a certain financial plateau or when we have attained a certain position or title. 822 more words