W. E. B. Du Bois Quote

The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife, — this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost... He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American...


The Selected Writings of W. E. B. DuBois (ed. 1970)

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The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife, — this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a...

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The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife, — this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a...

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The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife, — this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a...

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The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife, — this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a...