In the 20th Century, W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the leading intellectuals of the movement to gain equality for African-Americans. His daughter, Yolande Du Bois, found much of her life shaped by her father's desire for his daughter to be the exemplar of the abilities and potential of African-Americans. In this episode, Elizabeth examines Yolande's life and to what it extent it was shaped by her father.
David Levering Lewis, W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography, 1868-1963. 2009.
W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folks, 1994.
W.E.B. Du Bois Papers at UMass-Amherst.
For a more sympathetic view of Yolande, also see: Charles Smith's play, Knock Me A Kiss, originally produced in 2000, a fictional re-telling of Yolande and Countee's marriage.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)