W.E.B. du Bois Tea Towel

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  • Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (19" x 27.5")
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
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W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was an African-American sociologist, activist and co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He was the first African American to gain a doctorate at Harvard. He argued that capitalism was one of the causes of racism and was an early advocate of nuclear disarmament. He wrote movingly and passionately in his writings about the tension between the U.S. ideals of freedom and the injustice that so often befell non-whites. He wrote: 

My country tis of thee,
Late land of slavery,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my father’s pride
Slept where my mother died,
From every mountain side
Let freedom ring!

The words on this tea towel come from his 1905 speech at the founding of the Niagara Movement calling for equal rights.

Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 19in x 27.5in. Machine wash at 110 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.

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    W.E.B. Dubois tea towel

    Posted by Michael Steinberg on Jun 14th 2022

    The W.E.B. Du Bois alternative American flag tea towel was colorful, beautiful, and painfully accurate. As a lifetime "Yank" who loves his country and teaches history, the truth of the words embodied on the face of this tea towel/flag are more true today then they were a century ago when first uttered by the great African-American thinker and writer W.E.B. Du Bois. Use it as a towel, or as I will do, have it on your kitchen wall.