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An African American History Month Special: W.E.B. Dubois: Scholarship and Propaganda, Themakings of a Race Man

February 21, 2002
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WEB DuBois would have been 134 on Saturday. DuBois spent his 95 years stripping away at white supremacy. During his life he wrote over 4,000 works. He was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1910; and he helped organize the First Universal Races Congress and the First Annual Pan-African Congress.DuBois returned to the NAACP in 1944 as Director of Special Research but in 1951, he was indicted under the McCarran Act, after calling upon the United Nations to hear the crimes of the U.S. government against its own people.

Today we will hear the story of another epic saga, a saga of the African American people, that of the life of WEB DuBois. And while he never achieved the mass acceptance enjoyed by the other African American leader of his time, Booker T Washington, his legacy is a consistent deep concern for people of color and for economic justice for all people. We go now to a documentary about the life of WEB DuBois, produced by Radio Griott, a program devoted to storytelling, which airs on Pacifica station KPFK in Los Angeles. It is written and narrated by Roy Hirst.

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  • Documentary: "WEB DuBois: Scholarship and Propaganda, the Makings of a Race Man"

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