“…the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line”–W.E.B. Du Bois
For the last few days, I have been mulling over the above quote in my mind which was in the first paragraph of “The Forethought” at the beginning of his 1903 book, The Souls of Black Folk.
I was probably introduced to Du Bois by my mom who had gone back to college when I was about 6years old. It took her 10 years of night school to obtain her B.A., so as she grew, studied and read, so did I! I went onto learn a lot about Du Bois as I read his books and biographies about him. He has never left my mind. I know someone who just moved to Ghana and is teaching there. I told him, when he gets a chance, to please visit the W.E.B. Du Bois Museum in Accra, Ghana and send me a postcard. Du Bois died in Ghana in 1965.
“I’ll keep on wishing
We must always keep dreaming
Of a world
With equality and justice”-Tracy Chapman