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The Education of Black People: Ten Critiques, 1906 - 1960

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Undoubtedly the most influential black intellectual of the twentieth century and one of America's finest historians, W.E.B. DuBois knew that the liberation of the African American people required liberal education and not vocational training. He saw education as a process of teaching certain timeless values: moderation, an avoidance of luxury, a concern for courtesy, a cap ...more
Paperback, 183 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Monthly Review Press (first published January 1st 1973)
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Iyan Sandri
Mar 23, 2017 Iyan Sandri rated it really liked it
Was a good walk through of Black Higher Education during Du Bois' time. Wish I read this during my history of higher education class.
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Among all of the voices clamoring for attention in today's buzzword-laden and technically-oriented world of education, Du Bois's is, unfortunately, one that is rarely heard. Yet it is one that has the potential to contribute to modern debates over education in its unique character as a voice that fervently advocated in favor of liberal education of African Americans.

Though there are great differences, both in philosophical content and in tone, between these various speeches and essays, written o
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Read the Revelation of St. Orgne the Damned for Philosophy and Education
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It's hard to apply a star rating. It's an important collection that I'm rediscovering now. Among other essays, 'Whither Now and Why' is incredibly prescient, and relevant.
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In 1868, W.E.B. Du Bois (William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, pronounced 'doo-boyz') was born in Massachusetts. He attended Fisk College in Nashville, then earned his BA in 1890 and his MS in 1891 from Harvard. Du Bois studied at the University of Berlin, then earned his doctorate in history from Harvard in 1894. He taught economics and history at Atlanta University from 1897-1910. The Souls of Black ...more
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