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John Wilsey

Black Souls Matter

Classics SeriesJohn D. Wilsey on W.E. B. Du Bois’ The Soul of Black Folk (1903)   Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk. Edited by Nathan Huggins (Library of America, 1986)The Souls of Black Folk, completed in 1903 by W. E. B. Du Bois, is a profound American work of cultural assessment and critique. Lyrically written, it is piercing in its observations and wise in its prescriptions. The work strikes at the heart of racial prejudice, and its author is courageous in his critiques of the leading African American figures of the day in their failure to grasp that the problem Read more