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The Comet by W.E.B. DuBois

The Comet by W.E.B. DuBois | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it

HiLobrow is pleased to present the five installments of our serialization of “The Comet,” a 1920 science fiction story by W.E.B. DuBois, the most important black protest leader in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. “The Comet” was originally published as the tenth chapter of Du Bois’s avant-garde fiction, poetry, and autobiographical collection Darkwater: Voices From Within the Veil.


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Poet's Notebook: InsideOut in Detroit - PBS NewsHour (blog)

Poet's Notebook: InsideOut in Detroit - PBS NewsHour (blog) | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it
Poet's Notebook: InsideOut in Detroit PBS NewsHour (blog) We learned to recite James Weldon Johnson's poem "The Creation" and his "Lift Every Voice and Sing," what was called then the "Negro National Anthem," which we sang along with "The Star...
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Excellent Examples of African American Harlem Renaissance Poetry!

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett(1862-1931) and Her Passion for Justice, Black Women, African American Women, Sufferage, Women's Movement, Civil Rights Leaders


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Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a fearless anti-lynching crusader, suffragist, women's rights advocate, journalist, and speaker. She stands as one of our nation's most uncompromising leaders and most ardent defenders of democracy. She was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862 and died in Chicago, Illinois 1931 at the age of sixty-nine.

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The Comet by W.E.B. DuBois

The Comet by W.E.B. DuBois | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it

HiLobrow is pleased to present the five installments of our serialization of “The Comet,” a 1920 science fiction story by W.E.B. DuBois, the most important black protest leader in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. “The Comet” was originally published as the tenth chapter of Du Bois’s avant-garde fiction, poetry, and autobiographical collection Darkwater: Voices From Within the Veil.


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Statue of Frederick Douglas Unveiled in D.C. — The Good Men Project

Statue of Frederick Douglas Unveiled in D.C. — The Good Men Project | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it
Frederick Douglas joined fellow African-Americans in Emancipation Hall when a 7-foot bronze statue was unveiled earlier this week. Frederick Douglas was born a slave in 1818 in Maryland, but after escaping he became a ...
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Frederick Douglas Sculptors Mural and Fountain Dedicated in New ...

Frederick Douglas Sculptors Mural and Fountain Dedicated in New ... | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it
August 6, 2013 For Immediate Release Washington DC -– The DC community will come together to celebrate the revitalization of the H Street NE corridor.
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Local women fought for equal rights - Danville Commercial News

Local women fought for equal rights - Danville Commercial News | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it
Local women fought for equal rights
Danville Commercial News
Illinois sent a number of women to the event, and Ida Wells Barnett was a member of the Illinois contingent at the march.
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Works of Harlem Renaissance artists celebrated next week at Paine - The Augusta Chronicle

Works of Harlem Renaissance artists celebrated next week at Paine The Augusta Chronicle Adams said this year's theme of Midwives and Mavericks: Architects, Artists and Critics of the Renaissance will help celebrate some of the lesser-known writers...
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Harlem Renaissance authors wrote about social change.  Read some of their poems and short essays and pull evidence to prove their heroism.

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Black Sci-Fi/Spec Fic Primer--W. E. B. DuBois

Black Sci-Fi/Spec Fic Primer--W. E. B. DuBois | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it

W. E. B. Dubois (1868-1963) Yes most of us are familiar with DuBois, whether we know him generally because we encountered The Souls of Black Folk somewhere along our educational journey or we have ...


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Frederick Douglass (Black/White) [American]

Frederick Douglass (Black/White) [American] | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it

Known as: Famous Abolitionist, Orator, Social Reformer, Writer & Statesman (A leader of the abolitionist movement; His autobiography “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” became influencial in its support of abolition; Actively support edwomen’s suffrage; First person of African decent to be nominated for Vice President of the United States)


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Frederick Douglas, Former Slave, writer, activist

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Celebrities Honored With W.E.B. Du Bois Medals at Harvard - The Root

Celebrities Honored With W.E.B. Du Bois Medals at Harvard - The Root | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it
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Celebrities Honored With W.E.B. Du Bois Medals at Harvard
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Hollywood director Steven Spielberg was among several luminaries honored with Harvard's prestigious W.E.B.
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There is a W.E.B. DuBois Medal people win from Harvard!

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5 religious facts you might not know about Frederick Douglass - Religion News Service

5 religious facts you might not know about Frederick Douglass - Religion News Service | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it
(RNS) Frederick Douglass, whose seven-foot bronze statue was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, is known as the father of the civil rights movement. But the 19th-century abolitionist and former slave was also a licensed preacher.

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How Frederick Douglass's first speech got him noticed

How Frederick Douglass's first speech got him noticed | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it
Douglass stands as a revered figure now because he was so influential in his own time. He went on to write two more autobiographies, published his own newspaper, The North Star, in 1847, and was a champion of many ...

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Booker T. Washington | Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives | End Human Trafficking and Slavery

Booker T. Washington | Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives | End Human Trafficking and Slavery | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it
A biography of the life of Booker T. Washington From: NPS.Gov Archives Up From Slavery Booker T. Washington recalled his childhood in his autobiography, | End Human Trafficking and Slavery

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Civil Rights Issues are still relevant almost 100 years later.

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Setting the record straight - Packet Online

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Setting the record straight
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I was looking at W.E.B. Dubois, and my adviser told me that not enough people had considered the role Washington had played,” Mr. Generals says.
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NAACP on campus still fighting for rights - Indiana Statesman

NAACP on campus still fighting for rights
Indiana Statesman
12, 1909, Ida Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, Henry Moscowitz, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villiard and William English Walling founded the NAACP to fight for civil rights.
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The NAACP was an organization that has been around for a long time and fight for the rights of African Americans.  They are still active today!

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Steampunk Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Anti-Lynching, Anti-Victorian Crusader

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"One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap." - Ida B. Wells-Barnett At a recent history conference, I had the fortune of attending a plenary titled "Might...

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This title says it all!  Research what "lynching" was -- it's brutal and disturbing...

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Booker T. Washington High students fleshing out Mars plans - Houston Chronicle

Booker T. Washington High students fleshing out Mars plans - Houston Chronicle | Pre-Civil Rights Era: The Critics of Segregation and Inequality | Scoop.it
Booker T. Washington High students fleshing out Mars plans
Houston Chronicle
The Afinia 3-D printer generates scaled-down models of the buildings and other facilities planned for the colony.

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Booker T. Washington has a high school named after him, proving he's an important person.

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A great #3dprinting partnership between #Chevron,  @HoustonISD and @Afinia3dPrint