W. E. B. Du Bois: “Marxism and the Negro Problem”(1933)
Explanation and Analysis of the Document
The 1920s was a decade of change for Du Bois. Following World War I, he became involved in a series of Pan-African Congresses that focused attention on the ties among the peoples of the African diaspora and on the struggle for the liberation of colonial peoples. In 1926 he made his first trip to the Soviet Union; he returned enamored of the Bolshevik Revolution and from then on grew more and more committed to Socialism. Also by the mid-1920s Du Bois was losing his clout within the NAACP, in part because of his political shift to the left but...
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