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'The Souls of Black Folk'

W. E. B. DuBois' exploration of America's ongoing struggle with race still resonates today. NPR's Michele Norris presents a re-examination of The Souls of Black Folk, on the book's 100th anniversary.

A founding member of the NAACP, DuBois was an educator and scholar who wrote hundreds of essays in addition to more than 20 books. The Souls of Black Folk received mixed reviews when it was first published in 1903, but it captured the imagination of the public, became DuBois' most famous work and continues to influence America's ongoing debate about race.

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