• The Gift of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition)

  • By: W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Narrated by: Arnell Powell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

2022 Audie Award Winner for Faith-Based Fiction or Non-Fiction

In 1924, in response to the pursuit of increasingly racist policies in the United States, W. E. B. Du Bois published a groundbreaking collection of essays that challenged the existing prejudices about Black people and provided a fuller accounting of Black contributions to American life.

The accomplishments that Du Bois chronicles here—in art, literature, economics, religion, industry, the military, and more—are stunning, especially considering the obstacles facing Black Americans. Du Bois makes the case that, collectively, Black Americans offer the fullest realization of the goal of democracy. Without these men and women, Du Bois argued, “America as we know it would have been impossible.”

Du Bois’s edifying work stands as an essential contribution to the history of the African American experience and an enduring testament to the importance of equality for all.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Gift of Black Folk, this edition of The Gift of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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“[Arnell] Powell's measured, naturalistic pace and conversational tone engage 21st-century listeners with the sociologist's 1924 narrative, giving easy access to its review of a wide range of topics: Black involvement in various American wars, the role of Black women in suffrage activities, Black visual and performing art contributions, and Black religious tenets that emphasize forgiveness and humility. The text is ideal for the audiobook format, and Powell's delivery is perfect as it lifts the text from the nearly century-old page and brings it to the contemporary listener's ears and consciousness.” —AudioFile Magazine

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POWERFUL SUBJECT MATTER!

As a "BLACK MAN", this book is Informative, eye opening, mesmerizing, thought provoking, insightful, sad, emotional and at times very difficult to stomach. I believe that this "OUTSTANDING WORK OF AMERICAN HISTORY" should be a MUST READ for every person on the planet, so that they may begin to understand the plight of the "BLACK AMERICAN". Thank You Mr. Du Bois for opening my eyes!!!!!!

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This book Gave me so much information

I enjoyed this book so much I received so much information I would like a hard copy Of this book