Books: Negro's Autobiography

DUSK OF DAWN—W. E. B. Du Bois—Harcourt, Brace ($3).

Dusk of Dawn is the autobiography of a Negro whose lifelong attempt has been to ease friction between U. S. whites and blacks. In William E. Burghardt Du Bois's youth the faith of the nation was Progress. The faith of his college, the Harvard University of 1890, was Science and Truth.

In 1909 the home town of Emancipator Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Ill., was the scene of race riots, a lynching. Du Bois lost faith in Science and Progress, dropped tiis research at Atlanta University for a new policy: Propaganda. He founded a crusading...

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