Newark Reads Du Bois

Newark Reads Du Bois was kicked off at the 23rd Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series in February 2003. 

The project was comprised of a series of literary events, produced throughout the city, designed to educate and inspire readers of all ages to celebrate Du Bois' life and groundbreaking work.  Two thousand free copies of The Souls of Black Folk were distributed to Newark residents through the 10 branches of the Newark Public Library, and special programs for students, adults, and the public focused on Du Bois, his classic text, and the history of African-Americans and the African Diaspora.