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Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition

Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition

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Introduction by Jacqueline Francis, Stephen G. Hall. Foreword by David Adjaye. Contribution by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

American sociologist, historian, author, editor and activist W.E.B Du Bois (1868–1963) was the most influential Black civil rights activist of the first half of the 20th century. He was a protagonist in the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909, and his 1903 book The Souls of Black Folk remains a classic and a landmark of African American literature.

At the 1900 Paris Exposition the pioneering sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois presented an exhibit representing the progress of African Americans since the abolition of slavery. In striking graphic visualisations and photographs (taken by mostly anonymous photographers) he showed the changing status of a newly emancipated people across America and specifically in Georgia, the state with the largest Black population.

Published by Redstone Press, 2019
Flex cover, 144 pages, 50 color /54 bw
Dimensions 9.75 x 12.5 inches


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