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The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
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May 02, 2012

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Read from April 03 to May 02, 2012

An interesting time capsule that requires patience for the language and the turn-of-the-century social assumptions. DuBose is famous for opposing Booker T. Washington's insistence that black people prove themselves worthy of equality with the notion that their civil rights are inalienable as citizens of the republic. I'd be interested to know if similar ideological debates have taken place so openly within human rights movements, since they certainly survive covertly into the present day.
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