While studying the writings of Eric Foner, the author of "American Freedom" and one of his many quoted sources Nancy Cott, author of "The Grounding of Modern Feminism" readers are led to believe W.E.B. Dubois was an advocate supporter of the abolishment of women's suffrage. Cott believes Dubois advised Black women to rally along-side White women for the right to vote and equality amongst genders. While attempting to research Cott's source, the Crises
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party, Dubois reflected more liberal ideas. On July 1, 1961, Dubois applied for membership to the communist party where he expressed his belief that through communism, Americans would receive "increased freedom." Which reinforces my belief that Dubois was not an advocate of the women's movement, but it was simply a tool to provide a platform for the equality of blacks. Dubois used a "by any means necessary" motif, and fought for justice on behalf of African Americans.