Summary Of The Souls Of Black Folk By W. E. B. Dubois

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W.E.B. DuBois wrote The Souls of Black Folk which talked about race relations between white and black people after the slaves were freed. It also explains both of their cultures in that time and why even though slaves were freed, they were still treated poorly. W.E.B. DuBois was a black activist who believed in the future of African American people and their culture.
DuBois wrote The Souls of Black Folk to show the experience of being black in America after the slaves were freed. He believed that black people were treated poorly by white people even after they were freed. He also wrote this to demonstrate the black culture during that time period and how they moved past racism to think of themselves as contributing American’s and humans in …show more content…

Washington also wanted black people and black culture to succeed. He suggested that black people should be educated by learning a single trade and that it was a good way to integrate them into society. DuBois strongly disagreed with the idea that black people should only learn a single trade. He did not hate Washington, in fact he respected him for trying to help African Americans prosper. DuBois still felt that Washington’s ideas did need to be criticized. Dubois believed that instead of learning a single trade, black people could learn many different things like teaching or healthcare by going to a good school and becoming intellectuals. He felt as if learning a single trade in order to integrate black people into society would just hold them back from their true …show more content…

DuBois liked that black society created their own way to release their anger in a constructive way that also promoted hope. He specifically references his first time going to a Southern black church where he remembered three things, the preacher, music, and the frenzy. He explained that the church had a certain structure and the preacher was at the center of it. DuBois also talks about how the music and frenzy brought him closer to the lord. Although DuBois realized that black church was similar to the white church, he felt that the black church was a symbol for the black community and that black people could use it to move

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