Name Professor Course Date The Plight of African-Americans in the Early 1900s The African-American civil movements are among the most prolific events in the country. William Edward Burghardt Du Boi in his poem The Song of the Smoke advocates for social justice and unification of Americans’ irrespective of racial and cultural backgrounds. Strangely enough, he does this by figuratively describing the plight of the Black community before and even after the Civil War. The poem is highly symbolic and takes a considerable effort to underline the central themeCITATION Wil07 p 1-5 l 1033 (Dubois 1-5). The poet does this to avoid legal repercussions associated with activism and to invoke a sense of...