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‘The Souls of Black Folk’ by W.E.B. Du Bois – An Appreciation

Gone for over half a century, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois lives on through his thought and his prose. A new edition from Restless Books offers an excellent opportunity to broaden our perspective on questions of race in America by increasing our understanding of racism's history and sociology, enlightened by one of the country's most creative minds.

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I am Ashamed to be an American, Part Two

If only someone had miraculously turned back the clock to the good ol' days of slavery, or at least to the pre-Civil Rights era, everything would have been just fine. No one was complaining back then, not even the poor whites, for they were still far better off than the blacks and the rest of us who had trickled in afterwards.

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Book Review: ‘Forgotten, The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War’ by Linda Hervieux

In 'Forgotten,' Hervieus tells the story of this group of freedom fighters as she also imbues the work with the tensions of the racial politics of the time as well as the human bravery for a group fighting for freedom and for many giving up their lives for something they had yet to earn for themselves.

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