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W.E.B. Du Bois' The Talented Tenth: Essay Summary & Theory

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In what year was W.E.B Du Bois' 'The Talented Tenth' published?

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1. W.E.B. Du Bois' 'The Talented Tenth' countered the arguments of what other African American leader?

2. The Atlanta Compromise of 1895 was negotiated between white southern leaders and what prominent African American leader?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz and worksheet, you must be familiar with what motivated Du Bois to compose ''The Talented Tenth'', its content and publication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions check knowledge of:

  • The educational model for African Americans supported by Du Bois
  • Who the Atlanta Compromise was negotiated between
  • Which leader ''The Talented Tenth'' was a rebuttal to

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the year ''The Talented Tenth'' was published
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the person Du Bois used as an example in his essay
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Du Bois' essay

Additional Learning

W.E.B. Du Bois' ''The Talented Tenth'': Essay Summary & Theory is a lesson that will teach you more about the ideas expressed in this text. Objectives covered include the following:

  • Understand the concept of ''talented tenth''
  • Know why Du Bois opposed the Atlanta Compromise of 1895
  • Review the points made in ''The Talented Tenth''
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