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Education and Empowerment


W.E.B. Du Bois attends University of Berlin

Professor and author of Education and Empowerment, Randall Westbrook talks about how W.E.B. Du Bois, after listening to his speech at Johns Hopkins University, persuaded former president Rutherford B. Hayes and the John F. Slater Fund to pay for his education towards a Ph.D. at the University of Berlin.

17489743Education and Empowerment: The Essential Writings of W.E.B. Du Bois by Randall Westbrook

W.E.B. Du Bois scholar and university professor, Randall Westbrook, compiles twenty-four writings by W.E.B. Du Bois and analyzes them in the context of educational thought. Spanning eighty years, Westbrook begins with Du Bois’ first writings at age fifteen and continues to parallel Du Bois’ life and career as an academic, innovative thinker and writer, as well as public speaker in his efforts to inspire the Black community to”elevate their race” through literacy, education, and political awareness.

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