I grew up with two big brothers who would try to make it as clear as possible that I could not do what boys can. They played football growing up and I wanted to play with them, but I'm a few years younger and a lot smaller than they are. I had my mind made up that I would learn how to throw a football so they'd have to let me play. I learned to throw and I was good at it. All anyone needs is opportunity and determination.
Sociologist, historian and activist W. E. B. DuBois born 2/23/1868 - "It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity." #TodayInBlackHistory
This is a picture of Du Bois. He looks rather sad on the picture, representing the mental state of many black people at the time. He looks like the victim of oppression, and his book delivers this message.
Bill Sanderson created this multi-portrait illustration for the September issue of 'The Atlantic,' showing President Obama surrounded by important figures in African American History: Frederick Douglas, Booker T Washington, WEB DuBois, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Jessie Jackson Senior and Rosa Parks.
medievalpoc: Alessandro Longhi Portrait of a Young Black Man Italy (c. 1760s) Oil on Canvas, 75 x 65 cm. The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University [x] [x]
ThinkerShirts.com presents W.E.B. DuBois and his famous quote "One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder." Available in men, women and youth sizes
Before air conditioning, anyone with means fled the hot cities for cooler mountain or beach resorts. Those began as white-only preserves, but, just as the Catskills became the destination for Jewish families, Idlewild in northeastern Michigan welcomed African-Americans. Idlewild was jokingly said to be the place for "idle men & wild women." During the summers, more than 25,000 people visited the area. Some built summer homes, including prominent figures like Madam CJ Walker and WEB DuBois.