DuBois, “Criteria of Negro Art,” 32 (1926): 292).
The ballot or the bullet
We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote.
The theory that the United States is inherently different from other nations
The Criteria of Negro Art, 1926
from some sleep that at once dimly
mourns the past and dreams a splendid future; and there has come the conviction that the Youth that is here today,
the Negro Youth, is a different kind of Youth,
because in some new way it bears this mighty prophecy on its breast, with a new realization of itself,
new determination for all mankind.
I have a dream, 1963
And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have
a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual.
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“The Criteria of Negro Art” by W.E.B
DuBois' "Criteria for a Negro Art," published in the October 1926 issue of Crisis journal, set the stage for thinking about black cultural production by black artists.
DuBois’ “Criteria of Negro Art” appeared the ..
In his essay “Criteria of Negro Art,” Du Bois formulated what can be considered a manifesto of sorts for black art in which he addressed a number of issues relevant to the period of the New Negro Movement.