Incoming freshman students at LeMoyne-Owen College for the academic year 2010 - 2011 are asked to read as part of their orientation and preparation for Freshman Seminar, WEB Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folks, noting particularly the concept of the "Talented Tenth."
This book may be purchased at any bookstore or read online by going to www.bartleby.com/114/1.html. Dr. Cheryl Golden, Chair, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will address this topic at the first chapel service in September and you will find that the concept of the "Talented Tenth" will guide your transformation throughout your journey at LOC and ultimately your goal of becoming a global citizen.
The following websites may be helpful to you:
These questions are provided to guide your reading:
- What do you think Du Bois means by the "Talented Tenth"?
- What is the message to young African American college students today?
- How does this concept impact your desire to further your education and your vision of the future?