Dunbar’s idea of “wearing the mask” relate to WEB DuBois’s notions

How does Dunbar’s idea of “wearing the mask” relate to WEB DuBois’s notions of “two-ness,” “double-consciousness” and “life within the veil”? Can “wearing the mask” be a strategy for empowerment as well as a source of pain? How does Richard Wright’s experience in “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow” relate to “wearing the mask” and “double consciousness”?

Dunbar’s idea of “wearing the mask” relate to WEB DuBois’s notions

PART ONE:

How does Dunbar’s idea of “wearing the mask” relate to WEB DuBois’s notions of “two-ness,” “double-consciousness” and “life within the veil”? Can “wearing the mask” be a strategy for empowerment as well as a source of pain?
How does Richard Wright’s experience in “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow” relate to “wearing the mask” and “double consciousness”? Does Wright ever “wear the mask” by choice? Can you think of any occasions when we need to or choose to wear a mask?

PART TWO:

FIRSTLY, Please familiarize yourself with the technique pioneered in Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s The Red Record. What does Ida B. Wells-Barnett reveal about the justification for lynching as a response to an epidemic of rape against white women?

SECONDLY, After carefully reading “East St. Louis Massacre” please discuss what you have learned about the oppression of African Americans during the Jim Crow era from this reading. What do the events in East St. Louis tell us about how black womanhood was regarded by white society? ALSO, What does it mean that Wells-Barnett records racial violence in both the South and the North (East St. Louis is in Illinois, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln)?

THIRDLY, Now consider the experience of Zora Neale Hurston. How do you think growing up in an all-black town determined her view of the world? How does her essay “How it feels to be Colored Me” embody the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance

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