W.E.B Du Bois

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W.E.B Du Bois by Mind Map: W.E.B Du Bois

1. Backgroud

1.1. Activist and Scholar

1.2. Attended Fisk and Harvard

1.3. Professor at Atlanta University

1.4. Author " The Souls of Black Folk"

1.5. Editor the Crisis Magazine

1.5.1. Pushed for African American participation in the war.

2. Theme

2.1. Reconcile the contraindication between what he called " American freedom for whites and continuing subjection of Negros." ( Foner 797)

2.2. Equality should be challenged by African Americans who were fortunate enough to obtain an education.

2.3. Educated protesting would work towards a solution.

3. Niagara Movement

3.1. 1905

3.2. Black leaders met to discuss abolution

3.3. " We claim for ourselves...every single right that belongs to a freeborn American, political, civil and social; and until we get these rights we will never cease to protest and assail to ears of America." ( Foner 797)

3.4. Regained freedoms to vote, made strides to end segregation, and fought for overall equal status for African Americans.

4. National Association for Advancement of Colored People

4.1. 1909

4.2. Pushed for the rights under the 14th and 15th Amendments.

4.3. Aided in Supreme Court cases

4.3.1. 1911 Bailey vs. Alabama

4.3.1.1. penalty for breaking labor contracts by sharecroppers

5. Overall

5.1. W.E.B tried his best to fight for equality. He made some strides but overall was not entirely successful.

5.2. Although African Americans were able to fight in the War they were not treated equal, were not even permitted to march in the parade.

6. Sources

6.1. Foner, Eric. Give Me Liberty: An American History. 3rd ed. Vol. II. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 10110. Print.