Dusk till Dawn is an nontraditional "autobiography" of the life of W.E.B. DuBois. What I don't understand is why does DuBois feel that his life is more important or has more hidden meaning then others? Or why the idea of race is present more in his life than other blacks or Americans? He makes it very clear that he is writing about "a" race concept, and he is using his life to explain it this concept of race. Why does he only focus on his own life? As a scientist of sociology isn't it his job to be unbiased and nonobjective? If so why use his own life? Why are use experiences from more people and people of different racial backgrounds?
A reason for this maybe that DuBois is trying to help his readers understand this concept of race by making it seem more personal, so his readers can not only understand but also see that this idea is true? Also maybe the fact that his readers are mostly elite whites. Does this affect his book? Again if that was his main goal, why does DuBois seem so unattached to his memories? So unfeeling, the only real times we can see passion or a sense of forcefulness from him is when he is being critical of "Negroes" of this time.
It seems he was picking and choosing from his past, things that would better move the reader into believing or seeing what he wants you to see. W.E.B. DuBois doesn't let the reader come to some conclusions by themselves, the conclusions are already there for them. Almost as if he is afraid to let them into his life and judge him but more importantly judge his people. He may feel like "Negroes" aren't ready for that type criticisms yet because them are still new to themselves and new to this idea of developing their own culture and identify.