Nas and Du Bois


Rap star Nas winning a W.E.B. Du Bois’s award medal at Harvard. Du Bois would approve of this; he once stated that Negroes must showcase their talents to white society as a means of integration. Hence, a reason he favored the Harlem Renaissance. This view would change some as he shifted further to the left and then became a member of the Communist Party USA.


2 thoughts on “Nas and Du Bois

  1. Eddie,

    This film looks amazing. I did not know about it. I am looking to see if we can show it with a follow up discussion at the Center for Marxist Education here in Boston. Better yet, I am going to make that happen.

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