African Dubois Summary Chapter 8

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Chapter eight is talking about the hard time of the African-American with their relationships of Dougherty County, Georgia and the Black Belt. It was interesting to read about the power of cotton, which DuBois compared to "the Golden Fleece" from Greek mythology. It is gorgeous just how much its production and quantity influenced how African-Americans lived. DuBois even said, "The currency of the Black Belt is cotton." I was not aware that cotton was often used to pay rent, and if the residents produced a healthy amount of cotton one year, that their "rent" would go up the next. The cabins of African-Americans engaged were often poorly made and only had one or two rooms. The African Americans cabins are still in poor shambled conditions just …show more content…
When his wife gave birth to a baby boy. DuBois, didn’t want his son to grow up feeling the physical realities of slavery and its dehumanizing nature, had hoped that he could keep his son "within the veil" of black culture and society, so that he would grow up ignorant of the endemic racism in American society. Unexpectedly, his son dies really soon after birth. The family said north for the funeral, and DuBois sees the way in which whites would have seen this funeral service. He believes that "pale-faced" viewers would only have seen this as some sort of special occasion for "niggers" alone rather than a serious and tragic event remembering the life and loss of a baby. However, DuBois, in spite of his anger, does say that his son was better off dead, as now he could transcend his social limitations on this earth. Even as a free black man, DuBois clearly points out the huge injustices and difficulties that describe …show more content…
Black people supported and advised him to go, but the whites felt it would spoil him and ruin him. He went for Johnston and his people left behind remained hopefully till the day, when John come home and the changes he had made. DuBois also said that John Jones 's white friend, John, from childhood who was also far away from town, studying at Princeton. DuBois said that the town public a common want and expectation of the coming of the two young men. He also talk about John Jones experience at the organization and his failings with disorder and inattention to work and is suspended for a time. John begs to keep it among themselves and hopes to return the next time proving himself to them, by showing his hard work, and that he did. That was a hard struggle memories of his early life and teaching came to help him on this new way. John would not give up or relax when he was faced with a challenge, he continued went through the difficulties. After he graduated, he forgot about his happy childhood and blamelessness and became a man open eyed to the color line and veil that lied between him and others. After a Tragedy what happened to John in the Movie Theater he decided to return to his home again. What his people were except from him he wasn’t like that he was totally different than what his people’s except him to be like? He became an

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