W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was Pan-Africanist author, activist, sociologist, historian, and economist. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard, a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and one of the most prominent and respected American intellectuals of the twentieth century. Among the best-known of his many books are The Souls of Black Folk, Black Reconstruction in America, Dark Princess, and John Brown: A Biography.
Today, as months of excitement culminate in the publication of Ladee Hubbard’s debut novel The Talented Ribkins, we’re also eagerly re-reading The Talented Tenth, the essay by W.E.B. Du Bois that helped inspire… Read more »