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In 1903 W.E.B. Du Bois coins the term "double consciousness" to describe how African American's experience both being an American and Black. “One ever feels his twoness, -- an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.”

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