This paper, delivered in Atlanta, Georgia on October 9, 2003, was the keynote address of the 2003 Annual Meeting, which was dedicated to the centennial anniversary of W.E.B. DuBois’ The Souls of Black Folk. Here, Davis discusses the history of the ‘double consciousness’ as perceived by Black Catholics throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


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