Oct. 20, 2019
Behold The Land "W.E.B. Dubois"
Revisiting the great words of our intellectual giants.
73 years ago today on October 20, 1946, W.E.B. Dubois stood before an audience of young black men and women to address the Southern Youth Legislature in Columbia, South Carolina. Besides the fact that this was one of the last major speeches that Dr. Dubois would give on American soil. This gathering was also vital in that many of the attendees of this conference would be the leaders and foot soldiers of the impending civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s'.
Today as I do every October 20th. I post The Blackman Read Aloud Hour Project reading those historic words of Dr. Dubois that energized this gathering to make the most significant gains in race equality that we as a community have ever accomplished. By this time Dr. Dubois had been shaded by the lack of progress in racial assimilation as well as progress in the rights of African Americans across this nation. Yet, he had an unabiding belief in the ability of young black Americans to change the course of this nation.
Behold The Land!