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Chapter 8, “Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece” moderated by Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed with guest scholar Kiese Laymon, MFA
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THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK by W.E.B. Du Bois, Chapter 8: "Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece"
W.E.B. Du Bois is a major thinker in the American political thought tradition and had a towering influence upon the study of race and racism in the United States. However, we rarely take the time to appreciate the entire sweep of his classic work. In this series, historian, scholar and Clinton Church Restoration board member Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed will moderate a weekly discussion of each of the fourteen chapters in THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK, W.E.B. Du Bois' best-known work. She will be joined by guest scholars each week for a discussion of themes and concepts that are perennial in African American life and culture.


Chapter 8: "Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece"
Guest scholar: Kiese Laymon, MFA

We recommend a version of THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK that includes the music and poetry in the beginning of each chapter, such as the Dover Thrift edition. Note that the preferred versions of the book have "Of" in the beginning of the first 13 chapters. The book is also available at no charge at gutenberg.org.

PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TO SUPPORT CLINTON CHURCH RESTORATION'S WORK TO CREATE AN AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER IN THE HOMETOWN OF W.E.B. DU BOIS
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Dec 15, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Clinton Church Restoration is creating an African American Cultural Heritage Center at the historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, hometown of W.E.B. Du Bois.
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Speakers

Kiese Laymon
Professor of English and Creative Writing @University of Mississippi
Kiese Laymon, MFA, is an American writer, editor and Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of three full-length books: a novel, Long Division (2013), and two memoirs, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America (2013) and Heavy (2018).
Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed
Professor Emeritus of History, Political Science and Public Policy @Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed is Professor Emeritus of History, Political Science and Public Policy at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and associate editor of African American Heritage in the Upper Housatonic Valley. She is a director of the Clinton Church Restoration project, co-director of the Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail and a trustee at the Samuel Harrison House in Pittsfield.