Socialism and the American Negro / The Souls of Black Folk — W. E. B. Du Bois

Taking Sides

Norm’s note: or . . . you can read “Socialism and the American Negro,” here.

Also by W. E. B. Du Bois (1903), The Souls of Black Folkin .pdf.

Note: the recording of Du Bois’ speech is interupted near the end, and what is missing is the following few lines:

[…] This is a part of the system which many of you defend; Americans have 350 million dollars invested in South Africa. Two and a half times as much as they had ten years ago. This investment must make profit even as England’ s April does. For our profits the Blacks must work for what we offer. Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden chant Jew and Christian and I will give you hell. Take my yoke upon you or I will bash your Black faces in. Listen to the winds, listen…

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