Book chronicles DuBois-Robeson friendship

July 17, 2007

A graduate student in the College of Communications has authored a book that chronicles the 40-year friendship between W.E.B. Du Bois and Paul Robeson. The book, titled "The Professor and the Pupil: The Politics and Friendship of W.E.B. Du Bois and Paul Robeson," explores the lives of Du Bois and Robeson, who evolved into leaders of the African-American movement in the United States but were eventually alienated from mainstream political thought after World War II. Author Murali Balaji also explains why so few African-American leaders defended Du Bois and Robeson during the Cold War. "The Professor and the Pupil," a 496-page paperback, will be available in bookstores Aug. 28.

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