W. E. B. Du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk

(1903)

Glossary

  • “Atlanta Compromise” the informal name of a speech given by Booker T. Washington in 1895
  • Attucks, Salem, and Poor African Americans Crispus Attucks, Peter Salem, and Salem Poor, who fought in the Revolutionary War
  • Aycock North Carolina governor Charles Aycock, a white supremacist
  • Banneker Benjamin Banneker, an accomplished African American scientist, mathematician, and surveyor who helped lay out Washington, D.C.
  • Barbadoes James G. Barbadoes, one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society
  • Ben Tillman an open racist who fought Republican government in South Carolina as a member of a paramilitary group known as the Red Shirts
  • Bruce Blanche Kelso Bruce, the first black U.S. senator to serve a full term
  • Byron George Gordon Lord Byron, a prominent British Romantic poet of the early nineteenth century; the quotation is from his long narrative poem Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
  • Cato of Stono a reference to the Stono Rebellion of 1739 (also called Cato's Rebellion), a slave...
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