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520. Du Bois, King, and the Discourse of Freedom

Monday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Great America, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Dolan Hubbard, Morgan State Univ.

1. "W. E. B. Du Bois's 'Present-Past': Reimagining the Times of Slavery and Freedom in The Souls of Black Folk," Gregory Laski, United States Air Force Acad.

2. "A Rhetorical Analysis of Michelle Obama's 'Confronting Black Fear' in Vulnerable Times through a Neo Double Consciousness Theoretical Lens," Monique Leslie Akassi, Bowie State Univ.

3. "How Long, Too Long: Stoicism's Place in Democracy for Martin Luther King, Jr., and W. E. B. Du Bois," Michael DeRell Hill, Univ. of Iowa

4. "Du Bois, King, and a Pedagogy of Hope," Dolan Hubbard

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  • General Literature – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth Century

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