"DuBois has done well for his own future standing in the light of history and for the correct interpretation of his people and their problem by writing this noteworthy book."
"DuBois describes in a mood of mounting intensity, sternly held in check, his own changing attitudes towards the restricting bars set up against the world of color. The story of DuBois' life, devoted to a program of action against these restrictions, presents an unforgettable picture of the changing life of our time."
About the Author
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was the cofounder of the NAACP. He was educated at the University of Berlin and Harvard University, and he was the first African American to receive a PhD from Harvard. He taught at Wilberforce University in Ohio, the University of Pennsylvania, and Clark Atlanta University (where he established the department of social work). He is the author of numerous writings, including Worlds of Color; Africa in Battle against Colonialism, Racialism, Imperialism; and In Battle for Peace.
Irene Diggs is professor of sociology and anthopology, Morgan State University. She was formerly research assistant and secretary to W.E.B. DuBois.