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The Problem of Race and Chicago’s Great Tivoli Theater

Clovis E. Semmes

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter historicizes the building of “the great palace theaters” of the early twentieth century, paying particular attention to real-life racial politics. Inspired by the architectural designs ... More


“The Talented Tenth” Revisited

Stephanie J. Shaw

in W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807838730
eISBN:
9781469612676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807838730.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the theory of “The Talented Tenth” introduced by William Burghardt Du Bois in 1903 to discuss the role of group leadership among black Americans at the time. He introduced ... More


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