The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races, Vol. I, No. 2

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

The Crisis is the official publication of the NAACP first published in 1910 with W. E. B. Du Bois, one of the founders, as editor. He exercised almost total control of the content and opinions of the publication until he resigned in 1934. Du Bois was one of the most ardent advocates for total civil rights for all racial minorities and was a prolific author for the cause.

From Du Bois’ editorial: “The object of this publication is to set forth those facts and arguments which show the danger of race prejudice, particularly as manifested to-day toward colored people. It takes its name from the fact that the editors believe that this is a critical time in the history of the advancement of men.” This issue features discussions of Jim Crow, Socialists in Oklahoma, Education, and other topics. There is a special article, "The Real Race Problem" by Franz Boaz and another, "Talks about Women by Mrs. John E. Milholland."
- Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): Social Science (Culture & Anthropology), Early Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction - Object and Methods Larry Wilson
Play 01 Along the Color Line: Jim Crow, Political, Judicial Decisions drandall
Play 02 Along the Color Line: Education, The Church, Economic drandall
Play 03 Along the Color Line: Social Uplift, Foreign drandall
Play 04 Opinion: Oklahoma, Socialists in Oklahoma Benjamin Cross
Play 05 Opinion: The Maryland Decision drandall
Play 06 Opinion: The Lewis Appointment, A Colored Reformatory drandall
Play 07 Opinion: Bulldozing Negroes, The Panama Exposition, Foreign Comment drandall
Play 08 Editorial: Good Will toward Men, N.A.A.C.P., The Races in Conference drandall
Play 09 Editorial: The Election, The Ghetto, Advice, The Inevitable drandall
Play 10 The Real Race Problem by Franz Boaz Morgan Callwood
Play 11 The Burden drandall
Play 12 Talks about Women by Mrs. John E. Milholland Morgan Callwood
Play 13 Letters drandall
Play 14 What to Read Larry Wilson