Monday, May 14, 2012

Sighting Du Bois in Brooklyn

Sunshine making a Du Bois sighting in Brooklyn
At the Brooklyn Museum, our traveler Bernice "Sunshine" Farlow was excited to sight a familiar quotation from W. E. B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk (1903). Sunshine and I have discussed Du Bois's concept of "double consciousness" in at least two of the classes that she took with me. So as we walked through the museum and Sunshine spotted Du Bois's words, she immediately walked closer and then turned to hip a few of our others travelers of the presence of the well-known concept on the wall.

The Du Bois quotation was part of a larger temporary exhibit that concentrated on black men. A few other quotations were displayed on walls of the exhibit space as well. The Du Bois quotation, however, seemed to stand out the most since some of our travelers so many prior encounters with the resonating words.

Related: Black Studies, NYC, 2012

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