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…

View original post 147 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s