Socialism and the American Negro

Socialism and the American Negro

W.E.B. DuBois FW05514 / FH 5514

"But especially American Negroes must know what is going on in the world today and learn for themselves what [Socialism] has to teach them in order that they may preserve their culture, get rid of their poverty, ignorance and disease and help America live up at least to a shadow of its vain boast as the land of the free and the home of the brave" (W. E. B. DuBois, 1960). An unapologetic advocate for socialism, DuBois criticizes capitalism with biting words as he delivers a speech to the Wisconsin Socialist Club at age ninety-two.

Year Released 1960
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1960 Folkways Records
Genre(s) African American Spoken; American History
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Instructional; Spoken word; United States History; World history

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101 Introduction W.E.B. DuBois 2:57
102 Dr. DuBois W.E.B. DuBois 18:09
201 Dr. DuBois (continued) W.E.B. DuBois 18:36
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