Students will apply social science skills to understand W.E.B. DuBois' arguments against racism in the context of African American service in World War 1.
This powerful, moving essay by W.E.B. DuBois calls African American soldiers returning from World War I into action against racism here in America.
In the one page reading, DuBois breaks down the reasons why African Americans should fight for equality at home in a way that is easy for students to understand and in language that will resonate for them.
A worksheet of 9 questions of varying complexity is included to test your students reading comprehension and opinions on the piece. This fits in well with any unit on World War I, the Harlem Renaissance, Great Migration, and Black History Month.
An editable Google Docs version of the activity and answer key are both included for your convenience.
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