William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

Standard Name: Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt
Used Form: W. E. B. Du Bois
Used Form: William Edward Burghardt DuBois
Used Form: W. E. B. DuBois


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Education Maya Angelou
Marguerite Johnson had already become a voracious reader, both of Black writers and of canonical dead white males. Shakespeare , she wrote later, was my first white love.
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Heinemann New Windmill Series.
She also enjoyed and respected...
politics Maya Angelou
After a commemorative event at Carnegie Hall to mark the centenary of the birth of W. E. B. Du Bois (which MA attended with the Baldwin family to hear Pete Seeger sing and James Baldwin
Textual Features Adrienne Rich
As in other texts, Rich's concerns here are significantly though not exclusively feminist. The first poem in the book, Orion, addresses the well-known hunter constellation as my fierce half-brother: he burns for all...
Textual Production Maya Angelou
When MA , in Cairo as an African wife, desperately needed to make money, she was offered a job through the good offices of David Du Bois , an African-American journalist working locally (son of...


1903: W. E. Du Bois published The Souls of Black...

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W. E. Du Bois published The Souls of Black Folk, a study of Black life and culture in the USA, which argues that black people would never be ranked as human until their...

15-21 October 1945: The fifth Pan-African Congress, held in Manchester,...

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15-21 October 1945

The fifth Pan-African Congress , held in Manchester, UK, marked the beginning of the end of colonial rule in Africa and the Caribbean.

28 August 1963: Martin Luther King gave his famous I have...

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28 August 1963

Martin Luther King gave his famous I have a dream . . .
King, Martin Luther, and Gary Younge. I have a dream. Guardian News and Media.
speech to more than 200,000 people at a peaceful Freedom March in Washington, DC.


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