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Voices From Within The Veil

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Author: W.E.B. Du Bois
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,450 / 204 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,153
Added to site: 2005.03.01 9860

A human document of extraordinary intensity and insight, dealing with the place of the darker races in the modern world.

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er drawn up into higher spaces and made part of a mightier mission. At times I almost pitied my pale companions, who were not of the Lord's anointed and who saw in their dreams no splendid quests of golden fleeces.

Even in the matter of girls my peculiar phantasy asserted itself. Naturally, it was in our town voted bad form for boys of twelve and fourteen to show any evident weakness for girls. We tolerated them loftily, and now and then they played in our games, when I joined in quite as naturally as the rest. It was when strangers came, or summer boarders, or when the oldest girls grew up that my sharp senses noted little hesitancies in public and searchings for possible public opinion. Then I flamed! I lifted my chin and strode off to the mountains, where I viewed the world at my feet and strained my eyes across the shadow of the hills.

I was graduated from high school at sixteen, and I talked of "Wendell Phillips." This was my first sweet taste of the world's applause. There were flowers and



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