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Central Concept in "Of the Coming of John"


Of the Coming of John, W. E. B. Du Bois, 1903

Du Bois, W. E. B. "Chapter 13 - Of the Coming of John." The Souls of Black Folk. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1903. N. pag. Etc.usf.edu. Lit2Go. Web. 4 May 2016.

A central concept in the passage is the idea that


the anticipation of an event can be meaningful and helps to prepare oneself for what is to come.


while education can be alienating in the short term, it is necessary for the advancement of people in society.


religion is a unifying force that can help people overcome racial stereotyping.


learning brings an ease to conversation and helps a speaker convey his/ her message.


formal schooling is more important than knowledge of one's culture.