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DARKWATER

DARKWATER

by W. E. B. Du Bois
     
 

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Contents


CHAPTER PAGE

POSTSCRIPT ix
_Credo_ 1

I. THE SHADOW OF YEARS 3
_A Litany at Atlanta_ 14

II. THE SOULS OF WHITE FOLK 17
_The

Overview

Contents


CHAPTER PAGE

POSTSCRIPT ix
_Credo_ 1

I. THE SHADOW OF YEARS 3
_A Litany at Atlanta_ 14

II. THE SOULS OF WHITE FOLK 17
_The Riddle of the Sphinx_ 30

III. THE HANDS OF ETHIOPIA 32
_The Princess of the Hither Isles_ 43

IV. OF WORK AND WEALTH 47
_The Second Coming_ 60

V. "THE SERVANT IN THE HOUSE" 63
_Jesus Christ in Texas_ 70

VI. OF THE RULING OF MEN 78
_The Call_ 93

VII. THE DAMNATION OF WOMEN 95
_Children of the Moon_ 109

VIII. THE IMMORTAL CHILD 114
_Almighty Death_ 128

IX. OF BEAUTY AND DEATH 130
_The Prayers of God_ 145

X. THE COMET 149
_A Hymn to the Peoples_ 161








_Credo_


I believe in God, who made of one blood all nations that on earth do
dwell. I believe that all men, black and brown and white, are brothers,
varying through time and opportunity, in form and gift and feature, but
differing in no essential particular, and alike in soul and the
possibility of infinite development.

Especially do I believe in the Negro Race: in the beauty of its genius,
the sweetness of its soul, and its strength in that meekness which shall
yet inherit this turbulent earth.

I believe in Pride of race and lineage and self: in pride of self so
deep as to scorn injustice to other selves; in pride of lineage so great
as to despise no man's father; in pride of race so chivalrous as neither
to offer bastardy to the weak nor beg wedlock of the strong, knowing
that men may be brothers in Christ, even though they be not
brothers-in-law.

I believe in Service--humble, reverent service, from the blackening of
boots to the whitening of souls; for Work is Heaven, Idleness Hell, and
Wage is the "Well done!" of the Master, who summoned all them that labor
and are heavy laden, making no distinction between the black, sweating
cotton hands of Georgia and the first families of Virginia, since all
distinction not based on deed is devilish and not divine.

I believe in the Devil and his angels, who wantonly work to narrow the
opportunity of struggling human beings, especially if they be black; who
spit in the faces of the fallen, strike them that cannot strike again,
believe the worst and work to prove it, hating the image which their
Maker stamped on a brother's soul.

I believe in the Prince of Peace. I believe that War is Murder. I
believe that armies and navies are at bottom the tinsel and braggadocio
of oppression and wrong, and I believe that the wicked conquest of
weaker and darker nations by nations whiter and stronger but foreshadows
the death of that strength.

I believe in Liberty for all men: the space to stretch their arms and
their souls, the right to breathe and the right to vote, the freedom to
choose their friends, enjoy the sunshine, and ride on the railroads,
uncursed by color; thinking, dreaming, working as they will in a kingdom
of beauty and love.

I believe in the Training of Children, black even as white; the leading
out of little souls into the green pastures and beside the still waters,
not for pelf or peace, but for life lit by some large vision of beauty
and goodness and truth; lest we forget, and the sons of the fathers,
like Esau, for mere meat barter their birthright in a mighty nation.

Finally, I believe in Patience--patience with the weakness of the Weak
and the strength of the Strong, the prejudice of the Ignorant and the
ignorance of the Blind; patience with the tardy triumph of Joy and the
mad chastening of Sorrow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012158864
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
02/02/2011
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