W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race Topics for Discussion

David Levering Lewis
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How do the political views of Du Bois change over his lifetime? Name at least three opinions he seems to have held early in his life that differ when the book ends.

Du Bois is able to change the world with his powerful writing. Is this still possible today?

If Du Bois were alive today, what things about our culture and society do you think would please him, and what would make him angry?

How does Du Bois's childhood make him confident and strong enough to do the important civil rights work he later achieves?

From what you know of Martin Luther King, Jr., how does Du Bois's approach to fighting for civil rights seem different or similar?

Do you accept the author, Lewis's explanation for much of the civil rights strife in America, namely that the race friction is based in economics?

Do you feel that...

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