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Contributions by Booker T. Washington, Principal of Tuskegee Institute, W. Or read DuBois's essay directly: Or go straight to DuBois's essay: Hathi Trust Digital Library offers the full text for online viewing. The book is also available at the Internet Archive in various formats: Morehouse's essay on "The Talented Tenth" can be read here at webdubois.
He presented a modification of his original idea: The concept of a group-leadership, [sic] not simply educated and self-sacrificing, but with clear vision of present world conditions and dangers, and conducting American Negroes to alliance with culture groups in Europe, America, Asia and Africa, and looking toward a new world culture.
We can do it. We have the ability. The only question is, have we the will? This calls for leadership through special organization. Such organization calls for more than a tenth of our number. One one-hundredth, or thirty thousand persons is indicated, with a directing council composed of educated and specially trained experts in the main branches of science and the main categories of human work, and a paid executive committee of five or six persons to carry out the program.
The address reflects his increasing use of Marxian ideas and theory. At the end he said: Taylor for sendng me the link to the TTMA. Du Bois's Talented Tenth: It can be downloaded from Dr. Wright's web site as a PDF file.
It is interesting to note Jefferson's response to Banneker on 30 Augustwhich I quote verbatim and in its entirety here: Sir,—I thank you sincerely for your letter of the 19th instant, and for the Almanac it contained.
Nobody wishes more than I do to see such proofs as you exhibit, that nature has given to our black brethren, talents equal to those of the other colors of men, and that the appearance of a want of them is owing merely to the degraded condition of their existence, both in Africa and America.
I can add with truth, that nobody wishes more ardently to see a good system commenced for raising the condition both of their body and mind to what it ought to be, as fast as the imbecility of their present existence, and other circumstances which cannot be neglected, will admit.
I am, with great esteem, Sir, your most obedient humble servant. Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, ]. DuBois produces ample evidence to prove conclusively the truth of his statement that "to attempt to establish any sort of a system of common and industrial school training, without first providing for the higher training of the very best teachers, is simply throwing your money to the winds.
The authorship of the abstract is unclear. The picture comes from the digital copy of the book available at the Internet Archive. The pages before and after the portrait of Du Bois, which was on its own page, were intentionally blank.
The Negro race, like all races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men. The problem of education, then, among Negroes must first of all deal with the Talented Tenth; it is the problem of developing the Best of this race that they may guide the Mass away from the contamination and death of the Worst, in their own and other races.
Now the training of men is a difficult and intricate task. Its technique is a matter for educational experts, but its object is for the vision of seers.
If we make money the object of man-training, we shall develop money-makers but not necessarily men; if we make technical skill the object of education, we may possess artisans but not, in nature, men.
Men we shall have only as we make manhood the object of the work of the schools—intelligence, broad sympathy, knowledge of the world that was and is, and of the relation of men to it—this is the curriculum of that Higher Education which must underlie true life.
On this foundation we may build bread winning, skill of hand and quickness of brain, with never a fear lest the child and man mistake the means of living for the object of life.
If this be true—and who can deny it—three tasks lay before me; first to show from the past that the Talented Tenth as they have risen among American Negroes have been worthy of leadership; secondly, to show how these men may be educated and developed; and thirdly, to show their relation to the Negro problem.
The three goals of the essay. You misjudge us because you do not know us. From the very first it has been the educated and intelligent of the Negro people that have led and elevated the mass, and the sole obstacles that nullified and retarded their efforts were slavery and race prejudice; for what is slavery but the legalized survival of the unfit and the nullification of the work of natural internal leadership?
Negro leadership, therefore, sought from the first to rid the race of this awful incubus that it might make way for natural selection and the survival of the fittest.The phrase "talented tenth" originated in among Northern white liberals, specifically the American Baptist Home Mission Society, a Christian missionary society strongly supported by John D.
Rockefeller. Talented Tenth, (), concept espoused by black educator and author W.E.B. Du Bois, emphasizing the necessity for higher education to develop the leadership capacity among the most able 10 percent of black Americans.
The Talented Tenth [W E B DuBois] on lausannecongress2018.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Talented Tenth, by WEB DuBois, is a term that designated a leadership class of African Americans in the early 20th century. The term was created by Northern philanthropistsReviews: The phrase "talented tenth" originated in among Northern white liberals, specifically the American Baptist Home Mission Society, a Christian missionary society strongly supported by John D.
Rockefeller. In "The Talented Tenth" (¶¶ ) Du Bois quotes Benjamin Banneker in his letter to Thomas Jefferson (19 August ). Banneker () was a free African American whose accomplishments spanned astronomy, mathematics, surveying, and almanac writing.
The Talented Tenth rises and pulls all that are worth the saving up to their vantage ground.
This is the history of human progress; and the two historic mistakes which have hindered that progress were the thinking first that no more could ever rise save the few already risen; or second, that it would better the uprisen to pull the risen down.