The Harlem Renaissance was a period in the 1920s when African-American achievements in art, music, and literature flourished. This movement took place in Harlem, New York. During this time period, lots of influential African-American activist arose and aided in the Civil Rights Movement. The Harlem Renaissance helped to bring the African-American community together to form new ideological thinking, music, and literature. Among one of the many talented artists during this time was W.E.B DuBois. In
The Influence of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois on the Writings from the Harlem Renaissance Two of the most influential people in shaping the social and political agenda of African Americans were Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois, both early twentieth century writers. While many of their goals were the same, the two men approached the problems facing African Americans in very different ways. This page is designed to show how these two distinct thinkers and writers shaped one movement
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was one of the most influential figures in civil rights history, but even outside of civil rights he was a loving and caring man, He started the activist Niagara Movement in 1905 and then cofounded the NAACP in 1909. A powerful intellect, Du Bois would become the first person who was African American to earn a PhD from Harvard and was a professor of history, sociology, and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois made significant contributions to the world and
Booker T. Washington was an american author, writer, educator, orator, and advisor to presidents of the U.S.A. ; W.E.B Du Bois was a Pan-Africanist, author, writer, editor American sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist. Both outstanding men in their time, an unmeasurable amount of work achieved, and in both done in the 19th century. By using different aspects of their childhood, accomplishments, and view on civil rights both men can be compared and contrasted emancily.
was the inspiration for the literary movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. As a co-founder of the NAACP and the long-time editor of its magazine The Crisis, Du Bois nurtured and promoted many young and talented African-Americans. Underlying his controversial notion of "the talented tenth," was his belief that true integration will happen when selected blacks excel in the literature and the fine arts. William Edward Burghardt DuBois, to his admirers, was by spirited devotion and
King, Rosa Parks, or maybe Frederick Douglass. All of these are great choices, but, an often forgotten name that is not brought up in these discussions is W.E.B. Du Bois. An author, speaker, teacher, protester, sociologist, historian, certainly a renaissance man in the truest sense of the phrase. As an author, many of his writings have been very influential, from the time they were released and still to this day. As a speaker, Du Bois was often outspoken and made it a point to be clear where he stood