Color Line (civil Rights Issue)

Color Line (civil Rights Issue)

The phrase color line was originally used as a reference to the racial segregation that existed in the United States after the abolition of slavery. An article by Frederick Douglass entitled "The Color Line" was published in the North American Review in 1881. The phrase gained fame after W. E. B. Du Bois’ repeated use of it in his book The Souls of Black Folk.

Read more about Color Line (civil Rights Issue):  Origin of The Phrase, Use in 20th-century Literature and Literary Theory, Use in Modern Journalism, Du Bois’ Changing Attitude Toward The Phrase

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Color Line (civil Rights Issue) - Du Bois’ Changing Attitude Toward The Phrase
... Many decades later, in 1952, nine years before he moved to Ghana, Du Bois wrote an essay for Jewish Life magazine about his experiences during a trip to Poland and his changing attitude toward his phrase "the color-line" ... In the short essay, entitled "The Negro and the Warsaw Ghetto", Du Bois wrote about his three trips to Poland, particularly his third in 1949, during which he viewed the remains of the Warsaw Ghetto ...

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