A Stranger in My Own House

A Stranger in My Own House

The Story of W.E.B. Du Bois

Book - 2005
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Examines the life of the African American scientist, scholar, and leader who helped establish the NAACP and devoted his life to gaining equality for all people. From June '05 Children's Bookwatch Two new biographies for teen readers are highly recommended picks, standing out from the wealth of biographies about the same folks, and adding depth and political perspective to the focus. Roy Wilkins: Leader Of The NAACP by Calvin Craig Miller (1931798494) provides 176 pages of detail covering the life of Wilkins, who joined the NAACP and became an active crusader against discrimination, dedicating his life to nonviolent confrontations. While Wilkins was one of the most important leaders of the civil rights movement at its height, this is one of the few teen biographies to give him a full, in-depth and detailed analysis. Highly recommended. A Stranger In My Own House: The Story Of W.E.B. Du Bois (1931798451) by Bonnie Hinman joins other biographies for this age group with a difference: it focuses on his basic convictions that political and economic equality equaled a voluntary segregation as a means to achieving these goals. Chapters follow his press for the liberation of blacks around the world, and reveal the foundations for many of his controversial beliefs. Also an important guide.
This biography of the life and career of late nineteenth century scholar and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois examines his role as one of the founding members of the NAACP and in shaping race relations in America.
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., [c2005]
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781931798457
Call Number: jB DUBO
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm

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