Reading the Classics: The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois

Monday, April 17, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Reading the Classics is an opportunity to acquaint oneself with or revisit classic Black literature in an informal yet informative setting.  Moderated by Cultural Historian, Michelle Black-Smith, we will come together quarterly to engage with and celebrate the great canon of African American literature. All titles will be available for in-store purchase at least a month in advance, however, we encourage you to join us whether you have read the book or not. Light refreshments will be served and participants will receive a select bibliography of the author's written works. 

About The Souls of Black Folks:

The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work originally published in 1903. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. It contains several essays on race. To develop this work, Du Bois drew from his own experiences as an African American in the American society. Outside of its notable relevance in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the early works in the field of sociology. According to Du Bois's biographer Manning Marable, "few books make history and fewer still become foundational texts for the movements and struggles of an entire people. The Souls of Black Folk occupies this rare position."


Other titles in this series include:

  • Mon, July 17 at 7pm: Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
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The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609423513
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Published: Fab - November 23rd, 2017