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Coogler's point of view within his films usually comes from the eyes of a young black man. This perspective is important because films mostly portray others from a “white gaze.” An article on the Guardian explains that “the white gaze traps black people in white imaginations.” Black writers like W.E.B. Dubois, ...
Within recent years, modern scholars, following the lead of W.E.B DuBois and other Negro historians, have proved conclusively that the works of Wilson and other conservative writers were white-oriented distortions of Reconstruction reality. I have attempted in this brief history to give wider currency to the ...

“Our commitment to W. E. B. DuBois High School, right here in Crown Heights, a school the Department of Education planned to close and remove W. E. B. DuBois' name – a name with a deep connection to Brooklyn and a civil rights hero – our commitment to W. E. B. DuBois High School endures.
The late W.E.B. DuBois was a proponent of helping the Black community be the best it can be through using the combined talents of everyone in the community. Last Friday, the students of the KIPP DuBois Academy, The Artists United and the I.C.A.R.E (Culture, Arts, Recreation and Edu-Tainment) came ...
Woodsen was the second African-American to earn a doctorate degree from Harvard after W.E.B. Dubois, according to Robinson. He wrote and co-authored 21 books in his career. Robinson quoted Woodsen as saying, “We have a wonderful history behind us. If you are unable to give it straight to the world ...
Troutbeck's subsequent resident was literary personality and NAACP co-founder Joel Elias Springarn — he and W.E.B. DuBois are said to have conceived the organization right in the Troutbeck library. The Springarns entertained an elite coterie of guests over the years including Theodore Roosevelt, who ...

(From left) Penn students Ramon Garcia-Gomez, Helen Fetaw, and Nathaniel Gertzman, tour the 7th Ward. They read about W. E. B. Du Bois and his research in Philadelphia as part of their African American History class. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY). Since the late 1800s, South Street in Philadelphia has ...
Though his birthday slipped quietly past Niagara Falls, as reporter Kristin Palpini, of the Berkshire Eagle in Great Barrington noted, “Native son W.E.B. DuBois, or Willy as he was known locally, finally came home Friday after a long time away. Community members attended a celebration of DuBois' 150th ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The Jefferson County Board of Education approved a new facilities plan Tuesday that would consolidate Jefferson County Public Schools' two teenage parent programs, open a new early childhood center and give the W.E.B. DuBois Academy a temporary home next school year ...
That's the question on several local lawmakers lips after the Department of Education this week reversed its earlier decision to shutter the W. E. B. Dubois High School in the middle of gentrifying Crown Heights with one major rub – they want to rename the institution Aspirations Diploma Plus High School.

... publishing African American writers. A leader of the Pan-African Movement, he traveled abroad to spread awareness and shed light on the issues of colonial racism. As we approach the 150th Anniversary of his birth, we thank W.E.B. DuBois for all of his contributions that paved the way for opportunities of ...
What is one of your favorite lessons to teach? How did you come up with the idea? I love teaching on the dispute between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois because I find it to be extraordinarily applicable to the questions that still face my students and our city today.
Anthony Monteiro, a DuBois scholar and former Temple University professor, leads the discussions at what is known as the Saturday Free School, and starting this month, the group will kick off the Year of W.E.B. DuBois, a program of public readings and symposiums around the city to celebrate the 150th ...
As the proud new principal of the W.E.B. DuBois Academy, I have enjoyed the opportunity to hold countless conversations with individuals regarding the need for, and misperceptions about, this innovative program. Research shows that if we are going to close the achievement gap, students must feel a ...
Great Barrington — “At the dawn of the 20th century [W.E.B. DuBois] was the voice that was calling to you to gather here today in this cause,” declared Roy Wilkins, leader of the NAACP, as he addressed a crowd of 250,000 gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. Wilkins' remarks, part of the ...
150 years ago today, in 1868, prolific writer and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois was born in Massachusetts. His full name, William Edward Burghardt DuBois, was born to Mary Silvina, a descendant of slaves in the U.S., and Alfred DuBois, an immigrant from Haiti. DuBois attended Harvard University ...


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