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Meet Amazing Americans 社会运动家与改革家 杜博斯   (W.E.B. Du Bois)
 
Photo of McDougald's Drug Store, Georgia, around 1900
在佐治亚州拥有药店的非裔美国人

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W.E.B.杜博斯及1900年的巴黎展览会

他们的得奖的「黑人展览会」 (Negro Exhibition) 于1900年时,在法国巴黎初次登台。其展示了 500 张的非裔美国人社区、成功的黑人生意、学校及由非裔美国人作者出版的书本及小册子(国会图书馆内也有展示)。非裔美国人为避开美国的种族歧视迫害而前去巴黎寻求庇护已有一段很长的历史,所以杜博斯及他的同事决定在巴黎召开展览会并不是一件令人惊讶的举动。

在这次的展览中,杜博斯证明,自内战退出后的35年间,一开始身为奴隶的非裔美国人已经有了长足的进展;大部分的非裔美国人已经能够阅读并拥有百万亩土地,也为总值高达12百万的财产缴付税额。


Their award-winning "Negro Exhibition" debuted in Paris, France, in 1900. It featured 500 photos of African American communities, successful black businesses and schools, as well as books and pamphlets by African American authors. (It has also been on display at the Library of Congress.) African Americans had a long history of going to Paris as a refuge from American racism, so it's not surprising that Du Bois and his colleagues decided to open the exhibit there.

In the exhibit, Du Bois showed that African Americans, in the 35 years since the Civil War, had come an amazing distance since being an enslaved people. A majority of African Americans were able to read, they owned one million acres of land and paid taxes on $12 million worth of property.

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