The Oakland Post

W.E.B. Du Bois’ pursuit of racial progress in post-Reconstruction era America was marked by many of the same obstacles that civil rights activists are confronting today.

The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2021

“The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line.” These words, written in 1903, from the opening paragraph of W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The Souls of Black Folk” constituted his...

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