Summary Of Du Bois's Of The Faith Of The Fathers

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Of the Faith of the Fathers The author in (of the faith of the fathers) focused his thinking and ideas about the religion in the time of slavery. Also, he categorized the characteristic of this religion of the slave into three categories which are the preacher, the music, and the frenzy. He also described the history of the Negro religion in the United States as well as a description of the affect the church had on the community. He compared the South church to the North church when the mainly focus for seeking a place of worship was due to the anger of the injustice of slavery. The author described his point of view towards the north church as followed, the North is known of being more outspoken as well as achieving the goals of their life within the limits that were allowed by a person…show more content…
The author uses great and wonderful details to describe the way a Negro slave looks at himself. “One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” (Page 45). He really had a very sad tone when describing the American Negro slave. He starts off the statement by asking “One ever feels his two-ness.”. He was trying to explain how hard and harsh for a human being to feel not just a slave, not just what we see, but its like two persons in one. For a someone to have to decide which side of him he should allow to be seen by those surrounding and around him is really hard and aggravating at times. Not only does this “two-ness” point pains an individual from outside but from deep inside too is even worse. That individual would absolutely have two thoughts and two ideas running through him and all would be allowed to do is to speak of one only if he allowed
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