The Souls of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk

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In this curriculum guide, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History continues its emphasis on Du Bois' prophetic statement first enunciated at the Pan-African Conference of 1900 that qthe problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line, q and moreover the qdouble-consciousnessq or qtwo-nessq confronting African Americans-qtwo souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring details in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.q In addition to engaging the issues raised in Du Bois' prophetic statement, the editors have chosen to highlight the following themes in his seminal work: The Souls of Black Folk Revisited Black History and Historians The Tuskegee Machine and the Politics of Accommodation Talented Tenth Race Relations Pan-Africanism The Sacred Arts These themes are reflective of the evolving scholarship that W.E.B Du Bois expressed in The Souls of Black Folk and throughout his prolific career. While it is patently impossible to design a curriculum guide around the fifty or more state history standards, the editors have employed the Mid-continent Region Education Laboratory's Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 Education as well as consulting the state standards in California, Maryland, Illinois, and Virginia in creating this useful guide.What follows is a short, document- based, multiple choice quiz which could be assigned in between the second day and the fifth day to assess how well students are grasping the ... However, teachers should feel free however to modify the questions to fit their particular grade level or interests. ... No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field that there is in writing a poem.

Title:The Souls of Black Folk
Publisher: - 2004

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