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The Problem of the Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth CenturyThe Essential Early Essays$
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W.E.B. Du Bois and Nahum Dimitri Chandler

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823254545

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823254545.001.0001

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The Present Outlook for the Dark Races of Mankind

The Present Outlook for the Dark Races of Mankind

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(p.111) The Present Outlook for the Dark Races of Mankind
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The Problem of the Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
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W. E. B. DU BOIS

, Nahum Dimitri Chandler
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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823254545.003.0007

This chapter presents W. E. B. Du Bois's opening address during the third annual meeting of the American Negro Academy. He considers the problem of the color line not simply as a national and personal question but rather in its larger world aspect in time and space. He says that in the midst of a burning social problem such as this, when each one feels the bitter sting of proscription, it is difficult to place one's self at that larger point of view and ask with the cold eye of the historian and social philosopher: What part is the color line destined to play in the twentieth century? And yet this is the task that he lays out to the audience, and one which he says they must take up for themselves, given that the secret of social progress is a wide and thorough understanding of the social forces which move and modify our age.

Keywords:   W. E. B. Du Bois, American Negro Academy, colored problem, Negro problem, color line, race

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