This download comes with both PDF and MS WORD format. The document has been formatted to fit perfectly on one page for easy printing. There is a background provided, the transcript of the speech, and guiding, document-based questions to guide students through the text. Enjoy!
The excerpt was taken from "The Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Soliloquy on Viewing My Life from the Last Decade of Its First Century". This particular speech was given at a Niagara Movement meeting in August of 1906. The Niagara Movement was a black civil rights organization looking to oppose segregation and disenfranchisement. The speech was given at Storer College, an historically black school in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.