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W.E.B. Du Bois

“The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife, -- this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost... He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American...”


W. E. B. DuBois, Souls of Black Folk Era of Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945 Movements of the New Left 1950-1975
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