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W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices (1995, dir. Louis Massiah, 116 min, USA)


 


A special screening to commemorate the 150th birthday (Feb 23) of Dr. William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B) Du Bois (1868-1963). This film offers unique insights into an eventful century in African American history. Born three years after the end of the Civil War, Du Bois witnessed the imposition of Jim Crow, its defeat by the Civil Rights Movement and the triumph of African independence struggles. Wesley Brown, Thulani Davis, Toni Cade Bambara and Amiri Baraka narrate successive periods of Du Bois' life and discuss its impact on their work.­­